Geometry of the Mint logo

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    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.

    chrisglass, filo666, and 185 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. michaelb1 76 months ago | reply

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

    2. GoSquared 76 months ago | reply

      Beautifully elegant.

      Just like Mint itself.

    3. Preshit 76 months ago | reply

      Excellent indeed!

    4. Shaun Inman 75 months ago | reply

      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.

    5. Brian C Carter 75 months ago | reply

      I wish every logo/page/anything designer showed the geometry behind their work.

    6. Gordon Brander 75 months ago | reply

      Absolutely brilliant. That guy is a champ.

    7. nathanpitman.com 75 months ago | reply

      So simple yet so clever, how did you never post this before? :)

    8. jpmitchell 75 months ago | reply

      That's an awesome way to approach a logo!

    9. erik.ingman 75 months ago | reply

      nice, clean and simple. looks so much more advanced. good work

    10. garrettbjerkhoel 75 months ago | reply

      My head hurts :(

    11. corianton 75 months ago | reply

      So fine, so fine..

    12. James · Patrick · Gonzalez 75 months ago | reply

      thats mad sweet! keep rockin that shit!

    13. Brendan Falkowski 75 months ago | reply

      Can DaVinci's Vitruvian Man get a "what what" for inspiration?

    14. j l t 73 months ago | reply

      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.

    15. ian_ferrier 60 months ago | reply

      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?

    16. Wolfr 60 months ago | reply

      @Ian_ferrier my guess is that this is just Illustrator

    17. Shaun Inman 60 months ago | reply

      Yeah, Illustrator and a little hand-eye coordination.

    18. Sebastiany 51 months ago | reply

      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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