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After our last article featuring the new PBS Off Books’ video on the Art of Logo Design, I got thinking about the history and the evolution of my favorite logos.After a bit of searching, and a lead from our friends over at Onyx, I ended up stumbling upon some pretty cool images from Retire @ 21. The article contains examples of some logos’ past and their evolution to what we so very well know them as today.Now, I may just be a ‘Graphic Design’ nerd, but I find the general similarities and obvious trends in all of the following logos’ evolution very interesting. New technology is part of the reason logos have undergone some dramatic evolutions over the years. But it’s mostly because these companies and their brands have changed over time.This factor is a very important consideration: Don’t be Afraid of Change. If your logo looks out-dated due to past trends, modernization of your branding may be the change that you need to get your business back on the right track. A fresh ‘face’ of a company can have many important effects, including:2. Increasing employee morale,3. Enhancing your companies’ image,4. Garnering greater trust,5. and further proving your companies professionalism.If you need to develop a successful brand or develop a lead generating website, come on by for a cup of coffee and lets discuss you, your organization, and your product or service.Apple Logo EvolutionThe original logo was designed by Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne and it depicted Isaac Newton sitting under the infamous apple tree. Then, Rob Janoff designed the first rainbow Apple logo with a bite out of it so it wouldn’t be recognized as another fruit.Audi Logo EvolutionThe four circles represent how Audi started as a merger of the four above companies.BP Logo EvolutionBP’s logo was largely unchanged through its first 80 years until they introduced the Helios symbol in 2000 to represent their commitment to producing energy in all of its many forms.Cannon Logo EvolutionTheir first camera was named, “Kwanon,” after the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The original logo was a picture of this goddess with 1000 arms and flames.Ford Logo EvolutionThe 1909 logo was created with Childe Harold Wills’ font that he originally developed for his business card.IBM Logo EvolutionBoth the current IBM and the third UPS logo were designed by the same guy, Paul Rand. He also created the logos for Enron, ABC, and Steve Jobs’ NeXT.Mercedes Logo EvolutionThe three pointed star represents their original intent to make vehicles in land, water, and sky.Microsoft Logo EvolutionThe Microsoft employees referred to the “O” in the green logo as “blibbet” and they even had a double cheeseburger in the company cafeteria that was called the “Blibbet Burger”.Nokia Logo EvolutionAs the oldest original logo in this list, it depicts an image of a fish because Fredrik Idestam founded the company as a wood pulp mill on the banks of the Tammerkoski Rapids.Pepsi Logo EvolutionIn 1941, Pepsi adopted the colors red, white, and blue to commemorate the war efforts of the United States.VW Logo EvolutionI know what you’re thinking. Why does the original Volkswagen logo slightly resemble the Nazi symbol? Well, that’s because Hitler had a hand in founding the company. Naturally, Volkswagen phased out that part of the logo and stuck with the center.The identity design website StockLogos presented a great selection of major company logos of the past, which are also much less recognized today, and compared them to their present logo design.AT&T Logo Past and PresentDiscovery Logo Past and PresentFirefox Logo Past and PresentGE Logo Past and Present Lays Logo Past and PresentLego Logo Past and Present McDonalds Logo Past and PresentNintendo Logo Past and PresentWow…is the Volkswagen section real? That’s ridiculous.Oh, and in terms of favorite: “Kwanon” (Canon) all the way.Gotta automatically go with the Buddhist goddess of mercy choice if it’s ever available.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.We here at Xavier Graphics believe that every idea has a hidden and true meaning. Our perpetual purpose is to discover this true meaning with the intention of conveying it in it’s own unparalleled way.We convey this underlying meaning through versatile, memorable and timeless branding and web designs.If conveying your branding is difficult, please feel free to contact us to discuss you and your product or service. Check out Potluck, a new social media thats "a house party on the internet." http://t.co/BBIuuujmRl 4 years ago "The Corporate States of America, A Map of the Most Famous Brands From Each State" Check it out. http://t.co/OJpwCN1BEe 4 years ago View more tweets I'm a Graphic and Web Designer striving to help entrepreneurs and business owners reach their goals. © 2017 Xavier Graphics.
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