After bemoaning the quality of the new Amber Valley Logo yesterday, I took a look at neighboring council logo’s, to see what they are offering.

So here is my tour of Derbyshire via the medium of council logo’s starting in the south…

South Derbyshire Logo

South Derbyshire

For me it’s starting on a high, South Derbyshire District Council stick with a traditional coat of arms with a couple of big cats as supporters.

I like: As coats of arms go, it quite simple and the green is great

I don’t: It’s pretty tricky to scale down

Derby Logo

Derby City Council

Derby has a very abstract logo. It’s one I like, quite a lot, I think it’s a stag and ram, which has been smartly taken from the coat of arms.

I like: The abstract logo

I don’t: The colours grate and the type doesn’t seem part of the whole

…A number of my posts have found themselves a new home on my new logo blog This one can be found in full on the Derbyshire Council Logo Tour post on, read this article in full over there!