Simple Anniversary Logos

Illinois Valley Community College 100th Anniversary Logo

Universities have a unique feel, voice, and set of imagery that is used neatly and effectively in this logo for Illinois Valley Community College. A flame in the school's classic purple color sits behind the first part of the number one hundred, a serfed typecase from the original logo spells out their abbreviation of the school, and a little extra context sits below for a simple but balanced design.

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Mt Buller 100th Anniversary Logo

One of the smartest design trends in anniversary logos has been the simple, side-by-side concept that draws a vertical line in the middle, places the original logo on one side, and a simple number mark on the other. Mt Buller did this really wel with a nice "100 years of skiing" mark that makes for a nice, visual balance to the brand both visually and with the meaning they're aiming for.

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Scratch 15th Anniversary Logo

A coding platform that's designed primarily for kids, Scratch celebrated theira nniversary by adding a playful color combination to their altreay playful logo as a base. This color was used in a classic ribbon that wrapped around the logo and held a simple banner indicating the reason for celebration. A simple, but effective design.

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Marek 75th Anniversary Logo

This mark always had a red line below a blue word, so this logo design simply worked with the existing horizontal elements in their traditional logo with the horizontal parts of the number 75. The result is a neatly integrated number that celebrates the occasion with a design that will be easily recognizable to their audience.

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Coca Cola 125th Anniversary Logo

Imagine having a brand so powerful that you only need the shape of your packaging for people to instantly recognize its source. In this case, they also included the logo on the bottle, but it's almost unnecessary. With bubbles coming out the top and text to the left and right, these elements were combined in various lockups but this one - which also showed up on some packaging - was among the more popular.

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Golden Corral 50th Anniversary Logo

When your logo is already gold, why not build on that for your 50th anniversary? Golden Corral kept it simple and inset their mark and a number 50 into a reflective gold background to create a sort of etched or stamped feeling to their design. The result can be hard to see in some lockups, but was a nice, on-brand way to celebrate the occasion.

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Regional Food Bank 40th Anniversary Logo

By placing this organizations logo in the zero of the number 40, this mark easily ties the anniversary design to the original logo for easy reconition and swapping during the anniversary year. A few extra elements are also added to this design including a line below the number 40 and a series of stars and the word anniversary curved around the right side of the zero.

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Capital Area Food Bank 40th Anniversary Logo

Using what has become a very common and effective design for anniversary logos, this mark starts with the traditional logo on the left, a vertical line for separation, and a separate mark that is solely about the year rather than something tied specifically to the logo. In this case, a green number 40 with an our circle of text with the organizations tagline.

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Formula One 70th Anniversary Logo

Formula One has an incredible logo that is as recognizable as it is simple. The core of this mark is the red, slanted, outline-style font that is used. So when celebrating their 70th anniversary, they simply created a number 70 using the same style of text and placed it side-by-side. The result is clean and recognizable.

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Legoland Florida 10th Anniversary Logo

Legoland is a fun, playful place, so the logo of their 10th anniversary started with the same tone. The L and O of the word mark are converted to a 1 and 0 to both keep much of the original, recognizable mark but also make it easy to spot the reason for the change. By making the number slightly askew, it kept the playful tone while producing a design that was easy to swap for the existing mark.

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Smithsonian Institute 175th Anniversary Logo

Normally the Smithsonian logo features a yellow sun on a blue circle. Wanting to keep the colors and shape of the original for their anniversary design, their team separated the blue from the yellow, placed the sun on it's own in the gap between the 7 and 5, and then used that backgroudn blue for the color inside the number in this logo. The traditional word mark on the bottom rounded it out and made it easy to recognize.

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Harley-Davidson 120th Anniversary Logo

When you have a brand as famous as Harley-Davidson, using just the shape or your mark is more than enough for the general public to recognize it. Adding a clean number 120 to the right of this mark in their classic font all on a black background created a clean, simple design that was easy to recognize and neatly on-brand.

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Lux International 120th Anniversary Logo

In a style that is becoming more and more common, this logo simply takes the traditional Lux logo in red, draws a vertical line to the right, and on the other side of that line places a stylized number 120 with an overlapping and intertwined 2 and 0. These logos are simple, convey the meaning clearly and simply, but also look sharp and balanced.

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Hydraulics Online 15th Anniversary Logo

This side-by-side layout using a brand's original logo is becoming more and more common, for good reason. A vertical line seperates this media outlet's traditional logo from a simple design using a number fifteen. Even if this number was using readily available stock imagery of their annersary number, the combination of this mark and their usual design makes it a clean lockup that's easy to tie back to the original brand.

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Battle of Normandy 80th Anniversary Logo

Marketing the anniversary of such an imporant but somber occassionan, this logo uses a clean serif font for a large number 80 that sits on the far left of the logo. Just to the right of that is a dove made of sharp angles and shapes using a few varieties of the same blue. Finally, words sit to the right of that clarifying the why and what of this anniversary.

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Google 25th Anniversary Logo

Google is famous for adapting their logos through the popular Google Doodle program, so it wasn't hard for this talented team to come up with a simple, well-executed design for their 25th anniversary. In this case, they used the rounded areas on the numbers 2 and 5 to make the two letter o's they frequently adapt as part of these logos. The result is a perfect, on-brand celebration of the brand's 25th anniversary.

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South Coast Pediatric Dentistry 10th Anniversary Logo

Instead of reinventing the wheel for their anniversary logo, this dentistry office simply added a clean blue banner below the words in their traditional mark. The banner is designed in a way to match the colorful, playful tone of the original mark and doesn't extend too far below the traditional logo's dimensions to make it easy to swap in and out of marketing collateral during and after the anniversary.

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Northern Illinois University 125th Anniversary Logo

With the popular vertical-line style as the foudnation, this university placed their traditional logo on the right side of the line and a stylized number to higlight the anniversary they're celebrating on the lft. By using the same typefaces alongside the original logo, this mark makes no mistake about which brand is celebrating and creates a clean, well-designed package that can be used easily in marketing collateral.

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Wright State University 50th Anniversary Logo

Using a style that is becoming more and more common for anniversary logos, Wright State simplye takes their traditional logo and places a vertical line between that mark and a simple anniversary mark that focuses on the number rather than a unique design. In this cast, a large number 50 in their brand gold with the word "years" below in their brand green.

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Attractions Ontario 40th Anniversary Logo

If you've visited a rest area in Ontario you've probably seen their simple logo that features an overlapping O and N. Given the large empty space that already existed in the first letter of their name, they simply placed text to signify their anniversary inside of that O and called it good. The original brand remains but the celebration is clearly visible.

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Big Sky Resort 50th Anniversary Logo

This well known mountain resort used a popular method of separating their traditional logo from a number mark with a vertical line. With a large block number 50 rising from behind a wide, all caps word "YEARS" they created a unique mark that can simply be paired with their original logo during the celebratory season without much work or effort to switch back and forth.

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Paramount Pictures 90th Anniversary Logo

The original logo left a gap where the mountain sits and this anniversary variation kept it simple and simply moved that mark up slightly to create space for a large number 90 and the word anniversary offset below and to the right of the logo. This makes the new logo extremely easy to tie back to the original mark, especially with the traditional, all-black lockup.

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Maryland Hospital Association 50th Anniversary Logo

If you want a simple, effective anniversary logo then take note of what the MHA and many other brands are doing. This organization took their original logo, drew a vertical line to the left side, and on the other side of the line placed a simple number mark in their brand colors. The result is effective, balanced, and doesn't require the level of design and planning as a logo that starts from scratch.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Logo

Sonic the Hedgehog's 30th anniversary logo starts with a large number 30 in red. With a white outline on that number followed by a blue outline, they gave the number added weight and a color that could blend neatly into a blue silhouette of their famous character above. At the bottom, the word "anniversary" in that same blue clarifies the meaning of the number and balances the red with blue above and below.

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USAA 100th Anniversary Logo

Like a few anniversary logos, this lockup is used almost eclusively on USAA's classic navy blue background. Similar to other logos, however, they kept their traditional logo and used a vertical line to separate it from a stylized block number 100 with three stars below. The zeros also make a clean infinity shape to add an extra level of design to this stylish mark.

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United Reformed Church 50th Anniversary Logo

By placing a large, block number 50 to the side of the traditional logo, the church was able to simply invert the color of their mark and place it inside the zero to create a simple but effective mark that kept the familiarity of the original logo while celebrating their milestone with a unique separate brand.

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Sisters of Charity Hospital 10th Anniversary Logo

In a style that's become a bit more common, this anniversary logo takes the traditional logo and places a vertical line between it and an anniversary graphic to the left. This anniversary graphic uses a block number 10 in the brand's traditional blue color with a vertical word "year" through the zero and the word "celebrating" above. This gives them a clean lockup for their anniversary without having to redesign the original logo.

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Anderson Hospital 45th Anniversary Logo

Keeping it simple, Anderson Hospital started with their traditional logo in the classic dark blue color as a base and built vertically from there. First came a red banner holding the word "anniversary" with the number 45 in brand blue above that. To keep balance, the word "years" is inset within the number 5 to avoid it sticking too far out to the side of the number which provides the focal point and primary visual weight for the logo.

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NHS Retirement Fellowship 45th Anniversary Logo

This logo keeps it simple by adding a number 45 to the right of their traditional logo. By putting that number in the brand's traditional blue and a vertical word "years" to the side, they created a simple, effective logo that doesn't stray from the original brand and doesn't add too much complexity around their hope to celebrate this milestone.

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NC Early Childhood Foundation 10th Anniversary Logo

Simple and playful, this logo fits exactly the tone you'd expect from an organization design to help children. With the name of the organization in plain text below, they use this visual line to hold the lighter mark above. With simple shapes and friendly colors denoting growth and optimism, it's a great, on-brand design to support this milestone in their organization's history.

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Market Mentors 20th Anniversary Logo

Sometimes a brand has to force their mark into the 0 of their anniversary number, but not Market Mentors. Their traditional mark - a tilted M contained in a purple circle - was a perfect match for this design style and that's exactly what they did. With a thin number 2 to the side and the word anniversary below, this logo is clean, simple, effective, and ties nearly back to their original brand.

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Loveland Ski Area 75th Anniversary Logo

Loveland changed very little with their traditional logo when they celebrated their anniversary. By adding the number 75 and the word "years" to dark space on either side of their center mark, the resort was able to have something unique to use for their anniversary but also something that was seamless to swap in and out with their existing logo.

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Hidden Valley 40th Anniversary Logo

Hidden Valley's 40th anniversary logo keeps a very simple concept with a large number 40 in their brand blue / teal color peeking up from behind their original logo. While simple, the weight, size, and placement of the number give this logo extra weight and a clear reference to the milestone that is missing in some logos that add more diminutive references to their anniversary.

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Greek Peak 65th Anniversary Logo

Greek Peak kept their annversary logo simple and clean when they recently reached their 65th anniversary. A simple orange circle peeking up from behind the ridgeline of mountains that make up the original mark hold the number 65 and marks the only chance to this brand. This simplicity made this logo extremely easy to swap with their existing logo during its year of use.

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