2013 is the Year of the Snake, following the Chinese Zodiac. It actually begins on February 10th, shortly after the new moon. More specifically, this year the focus of the Zodiac is on steady progress and attention to detail, two things that you need to create awesome logos.
From Greek mythology through contemporary time, the snake has long been a symbol of medicine, the medical profession, toxicology. The snake figure was associated with Asclepios, the ancient Greek God of medicine, and possessed benevolent properties. It was believed to be able to cure a patient or a wounded person just by touch. Unusually snakes possess an antivenom against their own poison, which also makes it an intriguing symbol and one that logo designers can play with. For instance, a snake’s tail inspired MightyCreation’s logo – Snakemovies.
The image of the snake is simple and striking, and is perfect for logo creation. In fact it’s a popular motif for healthcare logos in particular mediccal centers due to the sThe diamond-shaped head, wavy body or circular shape made when a snake loops round on itself (particularly in the case of the ouroborus, can all be used to bold effect in logo design.
Gathered below are thirty excellent examples of the various ways snakes can inspired and influence your logos.
Hopefully these slithery beasts have inspired you to try and be a little more serpentine in your next logo design. People born in the Year of the Snake are meant to be thoughtful, wise and insightful – and you would be all of those things to follow these great examples of serpentine-inspired logo design.
Chris Jackson writes about trends in graphic design for design jobs marketplace DesignCrowd.