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Low Poly Logos: The Next Big Deal of 2016

Seems like the Low Poly design trend will still be a big deal in 2016. Previously this trend was used mostly in backgrounds and various hero elements, but this year low poly will burst into the logo design.

And today we're going to help you to experiment with low poly logo creation.

But where did the low poly come from? Originally this technique was used for making 3D models and scenes for videogames, due to its render speed, which was achieved thanks to low polygonal resolution.

To some extent low poly is a special form of mosaic. But instead of using shapes of one kind low poly uses polygonal forms (even though triangular shapes are the most common things used by desingers.)

Today you have a chance to experiment with your logo design and create some really awesome logos using these tools. Enjoy these six free-to-use tools that are created for low-poly fans.

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Trianglify

trianglify

With "Trianglify" simple Low Poly backgrounds can be created in no time and downloaded as SVG files. Colors are selected at random and change with every new creation. It’s possible to control the size of the shapes and their distribution. A blur effect is available. If you need to generate abstract backgrounds as fast as possible, "Trianglify" is the tool of your choice.

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Triangulate Images

triangulate images

This tool enforces Low Poly effects on uploaded images. A fine control lets you decide on the number of polygons used as well as the degree of detail. Using the „randomise“ button shuffles parameters and comes up with random results. Once generated files can be downloaded as PNG or SVG. With SVG you still have the possibility for further customization in your favorite vector editor.

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I ♥ ∆

I love

You wouldn’t guess that "I ♥ ∆" is the name of a tool for creating Low Poly from images. Its degree of automation is more limited than with the other tools. More manual effort is necessary. Once an image got uploaded, you need to set points per click. Each point equals a triangular shape to be generated. In doing so very individual Low Poly graphics will be created. You can even shift points after generation to alter the end result.

If you want to have it a little quicker use the randomizer to distribute 25 points throughout your image and alter them afterwards. The downloaded files come as SVG as well. "I ♥ ∆" itself is pure HTML and JavaScript, yet comes as a download and runs offline in the browser.

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DMesh

image generator

DMesh, designed by Dofl Y.H. Yun, is a custom creative application that turns images into techy artwork. It works by analyzing an image and generating a triangulation pattern for a beautiful finished product. To build the program, Dofl employed a groundbreaking mix of computer vision technologies to make DMesh for someone without any design background.

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Image Triangulator App

triangulator copy

Image Triangulator gives you the ability to triangulate any image. The level of abstraction you get depends on the amount of points you plot. The app will allow you to save your plotted points as a text file and the final image as a pdf. You can further edit the pdf in Adobe Illustrator, as the original image will be included as a bottom layer.

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Delaunay Triangulation

delaunay

Drag and drop low poly creator, just drag your photo into the "Drop an image here!" block and change those settings and see how your image changes.

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That's it guys, if you got anything else to add feel free to drop either links or your favorite textures in the comments below. Have a great day.