Minimal logo design is here to stay for a while so you have a chance at becoming pro at it. Simple, modern and precise are a few words to describe minimalism. This hexagon logo is also minimal only equipped with basic shapes and one solid color that stands out. The clean thin modern font adds to the logo. Whenever working on minimal logo always pay attention to the color scheme, as you can choose only one or two color, these colors should be able to convey your entire brand feel. You may find additional inspiration by searching on Vlemonn.
Let’s start with our minimal logo!
First, we create a new document (cmd+N or ctrl+N) in Adobe Illustrator with an artboard size of 800 x 600px
From the tool panel select the Polygon Tool and create a hexagon.
Then go to the tool panel select the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a rectangle as shown below.
Let’s rotate the rectangle. With the rectangle selected, Click Right > Transform > Rotate > 30-degree angle. Then place align your rectangle to the hexagon as shown below.
Use the Swap Fill and Stroke (Shift X) this function converts the black fill into a stroke.
You need to simply copy and paste the existing rectangle two more times and align them to the first rectangle as shown below. Place them below the original rectangle and try to keep the distance almost same.
Now select one of the rectangles then Click Right > Transform > Reflect > Vertical > Copy. This option will copy your rectangle on the opposite angle. Place this rectangle diagonally and go ahead and copy and paste it and align the remaining as shown below.
To complete our design copy and paste one rectangle from each angle as shown below in color yellow. This division will be useful in the next as the end result will be rectangles that do not intersect on odd angles.
Now select your entire design and select the Shape Builder tool (Shift + M) to create different objects. Select the Shape Builder tool and then click and drag across the selected shapes to create one single object. Create different objects as shown below.
Remember that your paths must be either aligned or overlapping for the Shape Builder tool to work. Delete the other objects that are no more of our use including the original hexagon.
This step we’ll add text and color to complete the logo. Use the Text Tool (T) from the tool panel and type Hexagon your keyboard. I’m working with the Champagne and limousines font, you may choose any font of your choice. Then convert the text into an object by Click Right > Create Outlines. Place it below the hexagon logo.
Select the logo and fill it with yellow color.
Our minimal hexagon logo is complete! Do not fear playing with bright colors and bold shapes when designing a minimal logo. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. If you do follow this tutorial and create your own logo, please post it in the comments so we can see your result. Thankyou fellow designers!
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