Stock illustrations featuring the GM (General Motors) logo

By Norebbo •  4 min read

It may seem as if I used a great deal of restraint in creating this set of stock illustrations featuring the iconic blue General Motors logo, but to be honest, my goal with this set wasn’t to highlight their faults. Yeah, it would have been all too easy to take cheap shots at ‘em and create an image set full of doom and gloom metaphors – but I purposefully held back a bit and decided to play nice.

Despite a long history of producing poor quality cars and trucks, I just can’t lower myself to drag them through the mud any more than they have been already. And besides – they’ve really stepped up their game over the last few years and are really starting to produce some high-quality products that rival any other car maker in the world. I’d have no shame in buying a GM product today, and as a matter of fact, I think that a shiny new C7 Z06 would look downright fantastic in my garage. Just sayin’…

In terms of their logo, I personally think that they are due for a good old-fashioned rebrand. After all, they have turned their business around quite remarkably in the past few years, and despite some minor lingering issues, they are a reborn car company. So why are they still using their old square blue logo? I don’t know – and I’m not necessarily a logo designer myself so I’ll let some other designer play with some conceptual ideas that represent a fresh new beginning.

Anyway – I wanted to capture the current essence of GM with these 3d renderings, so that meant focusing primarily on compositions that show getting down to business and producing quality products. Ok, I did have to make at least one illustration with a lifesaver as the main object, but otherwise, I played nice.

Hopefully you’ll find use for some of these in your blogs and articles. Please send me a link to show me how you use them!

gm logo on blueprints

3d illustration of two large pencils sitting on top of an unrolled set of blueprints showing a drawing of a GM logo

empty blue container with GM logo

3d rendering of a disassembled General Motors app icon over a dark blue surface

gm electric cars

3d illustration of a large blue battery featuring a GM logo with chrome exhaust headers attached to it hovering over a gray reflective surface

white v8 engine with gm logo

3d rendering of an all white General Motors V8 engine over a white surface

gm manufacturing

3d rendering of large chrome screws, springs, and nuts lying over top a blueprint drawing of a General Motors logo

gm injection

3d illustration of a large syringe lying in front of a large transparent white GM logo over a blue background

gm logo

3d rendering of a large frosted glass General Motors logo over a dark blue reflective surface

gm innovation

3d illustration of a clear glass light bulb lying in front of a large chrome General Motors logo

metallic gm logo

3d rendering of a large chrome and blue General Motors logo over a dark gray reflective surface

gm value

3d illustration of multiple stacks of gold coins with General Motors logos printed on them

bailing out gm

3d rendering of a chrome General Motors logo sitting inside of a large red and white lifesaver over a blue reflective surface


My name is Scott, and I started in the design industry over 20 years ago with a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. I have an extensive background in both 2D and 3D illustration, and these days, I spend a majority of my time creating aircraft templates and airliner art. I’m basically an airplane dork.

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