Armin Van Buuren Logo

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Armin Jozef Jacobus Daniël van Buuren is a Dutch DJ and record producer. He started working as a DJ in Club Nexus. In 1999-2000, his popularity as a DJ was quickly growing in England and the US. Since 2001, he has hosted the weekly radio show A State of Trance.

Meaning and history

Armin Van Buuren Logo history

Let’s trace the evolution of the Armin Van Buuren logo based on his studio album covers.

76 (2003)

The cover of the debut studio album showcased his name in a minimalist but unusual type. The glyphs seemed to have been inspired by fonts used on displays of various electronic devices (radio, for instance). The “N’s” bore an uncanny resemblance to the glyphs from the NASA logo (the so-called “worm” logo).

Shivers (2005)

Once again, the type looks as if it has been borrowed from the display of an electronic device. Yet, the shape is different from the previous one. It is more unique and memorable, due to the unusual curves and angles (note, for instance, the top points of the “M,” the “N’s,” and the “R”).

Imagine (2008)

Armin Van Buuren Logo-2008

The cover of the third studio album started a new era in the history of van Buuren’s visual brand identity. The logo he uses now looks pretty much like the one seen here.

The wordmark is dominated by the word “Armin” set in a bold sans serif type. It looks by far heavier than the previous wordmarks, and plainer, too. Below, you can see the lettering “Van Buuren.” It features the same typeface but is smaller. The wordmark is placed inside a rectangle with a thin border.

The overall impression of this logo can be described as “a stamp” or “a seal” (like a seal of approval). This seems to go pretty well with the type of job Armin van Buuren does and his authority.

Mirage (2010)

The logo appears the same, with the exception of the color scheme. While on the previous album cover, the wordmark was white over the black background, this time, it features a warm shade of gray.

Intense (2013)

The wordmark adopts a grayish shade of teal, to echo the palette of the image into which it is incorporated.

Embrace (2015)

Armin Van Buuren Logo

While, at first glance, the logo may look the same, in fact, it has been transformed. The gaps in the “A’s,” “R’s,” and “B” have been covered. This approach makes the “stamp” effect even more pronounced – the letters look as if the gaps have been covered with the excess ink.

Balance (2019)

While the letters look pretty much like on the previous Armin van Buuren logo, there is no rectangular border now. Also, this version is given in three lines, whereas the primary wordmark contains only two lines.

The official website, however, still features the double-line logo including the border.