Geometry of the Mint logo

You know, in case anyone was wondering about the Mint logo.

 

This graphic also appears (unfortunately modified) in the Create the Perfect Logo feature in .Net magazine.

  • John Sadowski 7y

    very excellent
  • Michael Brashier 7y

    Oh, I thought it was for mint.com which has a similar logo but much better personal finance tracking features/
  • James Gill 7y

    Beautifully elegant.

    Just like Mint itself.
  • Preshit Deorukhkar 7y

    Excellent indeed!
  • Shaun Inman 7y

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I didn't post this because I thought it was some brilliant mathematical revelation, I just thought the relationships to all the parts interesting. Cool to see I'm not alone.
  • Brian Carter 7y

    I wish every logo/page/anything designer showed the geometry behind their work.
  • Gordon Brander 7y

    Absolutely brilliant. That guy is a champ.
  • Nathan Pitman 7y

    So simple yet so clever, how did you never post this before? :)
  • James Mitchell 7y

    That's an awesome way to approach a logo!
  • erik.ingman 7y

    nice, clean and simple. looks so much more advanced. good work
  • garrettbjerkhoel 7y

    My head hurts :(
  • Corianton Hale 7y

    So fine, so fine..
  • James · Patrick · Gonzalez 7y

    thats mad sweet! keep rockin that shit!
  • Brendan Falkowski 7y

    Can DaVinci's Vitruvian Man get a "what what" for inspiration?
  • Suyog Gaidhani 7y

    Wonderful!
  • j l t 7y

    Thanks for this.

    You've shown us that yet again, good logo design is not about just pretty pictures. Or more accurately, that pretty pictures are not easy work.
  • ian_ferrier 6y

    I love this. Im curious to know what program you used to draw this. I can see the logic but can't figure out how you would accurately get the 3x circle to accurately be both 3 times the size and line up at the two intersections...some sort of a tangent, tangent, radius tool?
  • Johan Ronsse 6y

    @Ian_ferrier my guess is that this is just Illustrator
  • Shaun Inman 6y

    Yeah, Illustrator and a little hand-eye coordination.
  • Sebastiany Branding Design 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called LOGO GRID, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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