Famous Brand's Original Logos

            A logo is a graphic representation or a symbol of a company name, often considered as the most critical element of a corporate brand.Did you ever wonder if companies often changes their logos like if the famous apple logo was made that way ever since it all started?Here's a list of before and after logos of 20 of the biggest brands from stocklogos.com.

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McDonald's used to be a barbecue? Well, only from 1940 - 1948. It quickly discovered its true passion was for hamburgers. From 1948 forward the company tried various versions of the iconic arches, coming up with today's "I'm lovin' it" in 2003.

Microsoft's first (incredibly ugly) logo was introduced in 1975. This latest version has been in place since 2011.

Back in 1889, the Japanese playing card company used this original logo which is three separate words: nin, ten, do. In 1967, the company began developing small electronic toys and took on the identity of Nintendo. The most recent logo was introduced in 2006.

Nissan's first logo was created in 1983 when Datsun adopted a new name. There have been few changes leading up to this most recent version, designed in 2002.

The original logo — featuring Nipper the dog — was first introduced in the early 1900's, and later redesigned in 1919 to the simple three letter stamp. Though there have not been many changes since, the current logo was introduced in 1988. Nipper, by the way, is now owned by GE.

The first shell was drawn in 1900. The company later fashioned the colourful, upright shell to create a more recognizable brand. The revision stuck, and with few alterations, the logo as it is today was released in 1999.

The logo was first designed in 1976 by Ronald Wayne. The border around the image reads: "Newton... A Mind Forever Voyaging Through Strange Seas of Thought.. Alone." The sleek logo everyone recognizes today was introduced in 2003.

The canon logo was originally designed in 1933. The simpler version of the company's identity was introduced in 1956.

In the beginning, Kodak was a single print advertisement with "The Kodak Company" strung across the top in a simple serif font. The company created this first logo in 1907. Kodak adopted its most recent logo in 2006.

The British Airways logo was designed by Negus & Negus in 1973, when British European Airways merged with BOAC. (Note the missing dot above the i.) BA unveiled the current logo in 1997 to promote a new image that is worldwide and less stuffy.

The first logo was designed in 1985, with multiple and various updates, leading to the latest version which was released in 2009.

The original, phoenix logo was designed in 2002. It was later changed to the firefox around 2004. Retaining the "fire" elements, the current logo was designed in 2009.

Since inception, IBM has gone through significant identity shifts. Not only updating the logo but also changing the name multiple times. This original logo was designed in 1889 and represents International Time Recording Company (ITRC). International Business Machines as we know it today was introduced in 1924, leading to the current logo — designed in 1972.

The first LEGO logo was designed in 1935 and, 26 iterations later, the brand seems to have settled on the simple block style logo that has been used since 1998.

Mazda's simple logo first debuted in 1934. The company then played with using a more abstract design of the "M" from 1936 - 1975, and again in 1991. Today's version was first released in 1997.

Pictures and info. source : yahoo finance 


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