Pop Quiz Insignia Results

Logos are hard to design, requiring a deceptive level of simplicity that can communicate big ideas instantly. I applaud you all for taking a crack at it with our last Pop Quiz, and I am delighted to share the results here for your viewing pleasure:

The key to a great insignia is minimalism, keeping it right on the razor edge of too little and too much information, so you get the maximum impact with the simplest shapes. I wanted to call out a few submissions that I thought accomplished this particularly well.

Decatonkeil's "Merit" made great use of triangular shapes for his stylized "M":

DiCicatriz' logo for the group "Spectrum" clearly conveys that this is an LGBT team in a clear way:

Unfortunately this one isn't eligible for consideration since the submitter's identity wasn't in the file name, but I thought it was really well done:

MisterDinoMan's Apollo insignia is a great idea:

"Bluehawk" by NHA247 makes excellent use of negative space in the logo itself and shows what's possible with essentially one color:

Renxin's Ookami Jin looks good, too:

But for me, the best example of an insignia for a super-powered character is FRM's "Haywire":

It conveys energy and movement while suggesting both the hero's name and power set. The colors are clear and sharp, and I could definitely see this on a cover or Haywiremobile or chest. Great job! That's my personal favorite, but by all means chime in below to share what you think is the best one, and why.

Thanks again to everyone who participated!