As there are increasing businesses around the world, branding is a huge factor. And not just branding; there is a need to stand out. Graphic designing is not limited to just illustrations but to many types of videos, including motion graphics, 2D animation, logo design, etc.
And one of the major factors in branding is the logo of the brand. And along with the brands, the competition among the best logo makers has also increased.
This blog will tell you about the golden ratio technique in logo design. Also, you will get to know why and how I use it in logo design and how you can start applying it to your work.
What is the Golden Ratio?
Suppose you are a designer or trying to know how a designer uses rectangles and circles to form or refine their logo designs to make them look better. There is a reason that designers are using it, and it is not a random usage.
In fact, they are using an ancient formula according to which we can make any design look harmonic and more pleasant to the eye – the Golden Ratio.
Before I explain the golden ratio in detail, there is a question that you should think about: is beauty subjective? Well, at webdew, we believe it’s not all about subjective beauty.
Why would anyone have to learn design, its principles, colour theory, or proportions if it was? In that case, designing would not be considered a profession.
But everything around us is bound to one formula – the Fibonacci sequence. Nature, space, flowers, seashells, everything. Because subconsciously, we are so used to seeing it.
There is a reason that artists, sculptors, and architects have been using the formula for centuries to create their masterpieces.
The ratio is the relationship between two or more elements. It’s been called the golden ratio when it equals 1:1.618.
How did we get the number 1.618?
What is the Fibonacci Series?
First, we must understand the Fibonacci number series to get into the golden ratio. It can be found everywhere, from the number of petals in flowers to the sunflower’s spirals and the solar system’s patterns.
Once you become familiar with this sequence, you will see it everywhere. As defined above, This sequence comes from the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34,…
The next number is the combination (sum) of the previous two numbers.
Now, let’s see the visual representation of this Fibonacci series. Here, we took 1 number as a square shape and reached a number in the order of the Fibonacci series by adding the squares as numbers in square formats.
If you solve this pattern as a puzzle, you will see that these shapes start forming a visual pattern that looks like this.
Do you find it crazy? It is. But wait, it is more than that.
The Golden Ratio enters the picture at this point.
“The Golden Ratio is the relationship between two quantities where the ratio of the small quantity (a) to the large quantity (b) is the same as the ratio of the large (b) to the whole (a+b).”
Now not only is this type of pattern found in nature, but there is also another type of pattern that is found in nature: the Fibonacci spiral. It is also called the Golden spiral pattern. You can form a perfect spiral by adding a circular arc in each square.
This spiral may look very familiar to you as you have seen many shapes like this—for example, the galaxy’s shape and the seashells’ shape.
Brands using the Golden Ratio Technique
Now you know about the golden ratio and where it has come from. Let’s see where it has been used in logo design.
Here are two famous brand logo designs that use the golden ratio design technique.
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Tips to get started with the Golden Ratio technique
So you want to use the golden ratio in your brand logo design to make it look more harmonious and pleasing? Here are a few tips for getting started with your designs’ Golden Ratio.
Got a clear understanding of the Golden Ratio Technique?
The Golden ratio is a technique or universal formula that famous and great artists use to make their designs look better and pleasing to the eye.
The golden ratio is not only used in logo design. Many people also use it in paintings; architects use it in building shapes. As I explained in this blog, when it was introduced in the logo design field, people liked it and appreciated it.
Now in this new world of logo design, it is a quick knowledge booster not only for designers but also for regular people to have a better understanding of the Golden Ratio.
In webdew, we have a team of experts and experienced designers who can give your logo a new fresh look that makes your logo pleasing to the eyes of your audience or customers and also proportional with shapes and spaces.
So, are you thinking of having a logo that uses the magic of the Golden Ratio? Contact webdew or visit www.webdew.com to get your logo designed!