In this tutorial we will go through a design of 24 negative space logos using AAA Logo / Inkscape / CorelDraw, etc. All screenshots below are captured from AAA Logo workspace, however this tutorial is suitable for use with any vector software as the basic principles are the same.
You can download source logo vector files for all logos here for free. AL4 files to open logo project in AAA Logo or SVG for other vector editing software (ex. CorelDraw / Inkscape, etc)
Step 1 We use coffee bean icon from AAA Logo's icon library. Ungroup it, and rotate second part to form a stream of smoke
Step 2 Add house icon to the canvas. Ungroup it and convert main house icon to a knockout mask (see picture below: select shape, click "Styles->General" and set "Composition" to "Knockout Mask")
Final Step: Move house icon over a bean (be sure it is on top of a bean: "Compose->Bring to Front" menu), make the house door red, and move it on top of a logo.
Step 1 Add paint roller icon to the canvas. We use AAA Logo's icon library
Step 2 Add square icon to the canvas. Select it, set color ("Styles"->"Fill Shape"->"Solid Color" menu) and click "Scale" (see picture below: uncheck "keep proportions", increase height to 300%)
Final Step: Align icons, add text choosing font most suitable for the roller icon
Step 1 Add "THNK" text to the canvas, choose font and colors. Duplicate it 2 times and edit text to make 3 objects "TH", "N" and "K"
Step 2 Add square icon to the canvas. Resize it as in the sample above (2. paint logo) to fit the size of letter "N"
Final Step: Put letter "N" on top of others ("Compose->Bring to Front" menu), and convert it to a "Knockout Mask" (as in sample 1. Coffee House). Align letters in line
Step 1 & 2 Add Text "M" and "OTHER". Add square icon to the canvas, resize, move to front and convert to a "Knockout Mask". Move it over letter "M" to remove part of it
Step 3 Add circle icon, resize, duplicate and put above letter "M"