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14 beautiful examples of letterhead design for developers

Having a well-designed letterhead can really help sell your talents as an artist. Whether for your mail-outs or a covering letter for your design portfolio, the point is to grab the reader’s attention as soon as they open the envelope and a beautiful, memorable design is a great way to achieve that (also check out our list of inspiring envelope designs).

01. Bronx Zoo

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Created by designer Caroline Madigan, the concept behind this design was to capture the interactive nature of a trip to the Bronx Zoo for both children and adults. The letterhead ‘speaks’ to the recipient with sounds of the zoo animals printed beautifully with a selection of different fonts.

02. Coos

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Coos! is a PR and communication agency run by a team that like to hide behind their alter egos, who are all named Coos. They all have individual business cards for all their alter egos, which are placed behind the letterhead by two simple cuts, meaning the recipient is greeted by an inane Coos! grin when they open themail. A simple but effective design from graphic design studioTrapped in Suburbia.

03. Bittersuite

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The Bittersuite logo itself is a beautifully designed ambigram – a graphic that spells out a word not only in its original form but also in another direction or orientation. Featured prominently on the letterhead, the design also incorporates a playful concept where a simple fold in the top corner creates another illustration

04. SHE

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SHE (Sustainable Health Enterprises) is a New York-based organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for women and girls in developing countries. The team at Blok Design in Toronto came up with these gorgeous letterhead designs, where SHE stands tall at the top of the page, emphasized by a bold underscore and varied colour palette.

05. Wine Concepts

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When multi-disciplinary creative agency Hunt&Co was asked to develop a new identity and branding for Melbourne-based wine consultants, Wine Concepts, it came up with this simple but effective design. The logo represents a stylised wine label and (our favourite bit) features overprinted wine drops to reinforce the brand and emphasise the product.

06. One Flew South

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Graphic designer Alvin Diec is the man behind this cool letterhead and branding concept for restaurant and sushi bar One Flew South. Located in Atlanta’s Hartzfield-Jackson Airport, Diec worked with the brand’s original patrotic colours, resulting in this sophisticated design.

07. Musica

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Okay, so technically this is a letter-bottom rather than a letterhead, we know but with such a gorgeous design we decided to ignore that technicality. Musica is the largest music retail group in South Africa. And the job of developing a rebrand fell at the feet of graphic design agency Studio Botes, who used detailed black and white illustrations, to depict the world of Musica.

08. Master of Disguise

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We just love this brilliant corporate identity for Master of Disguise by graphic designer Cortney Cassidy. The letterhead cleverly features the company logo moustache made up of type spelling out its name. A really fun and stylish concept.

09. Bob Kane

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This cool artwork starred at the top of Batman creator Bob Kane’s correspondence. Featuring the comic book’s most famous characters, Kane perfectly captured the vibe of the ’60s with this awesome design.

10. Dylan’s Barbershop

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We love this obvious but brilliant comb letterhead design for a start-up barbershop in Portland, Oregon. Graphic designer for Nike Sportwear Lizzy Green came up with the concept for this eye-catching identity.

11. Seec

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Graphic design studio Artentiko was responsible for rebranding SEEC – a new brand providing products based on LED technology. After a brainstorming session, the team came up with this short, characteristic, and modern design.

12. Nikola Tesla

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Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla was best known for his contribution to developing technology that harnessed the power of electricity for household use. And it would seem, from this awesome letterhead that his creative skills extended to illustration design too,  with all kinds of electrical gizmos occupying the top fifth of the page.

13. Best Men’s Ties

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This elegant, stylish design for high quality tie retailer Best Men’s Ties was created by Croatian design studio Cipmann. The brief was to create a ‘visual identity that will communicate elegance and style to men who enjoy fine neckwear’. And this classy design does just that.

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