NorthFace Logo Parody

NorthFace Logo Parody
 

NorthFace is an outdoor product company specializing in outerwear, jackets etc.  The NorthFace logo is that of a  mountain in Yosemite.

The parody is a simple one but cute nonetheless.

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2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Logo Parody


2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Logo Parody

The 2010 Winter Olympics are being held in Vancouver Canada. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) luanched a campaign to protest the annual killing of baby seals in Canada. The parody shows a variation of the actual 2010 Winter Olympics logo shown as a man killing a seal with a hockey stick along with blood on the Olympic rings. PETA planned to sell pins of the logo and post the logo on billboards across Canada.

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2010 NBA All-Star Game


2010 NBA All-Star Game

The 2010 NBA All-Star Game is an exhibition basketball game between players selected from the league's Western Conference and the Eastern Conference that will be played on February 14, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will be the 59th edition of the National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star Game and will be played during the 2009€“10 NBA season.


The Logo for the event is shown above and the following are some of the key elements in the logo.

  1.  The key aspect of the logo is the is the star in light and dark blue, which are also the primary colors of the Mavericks logo. The Star is an important aspect of Texas (a.k.a Lone Star State).The Star also goes well with the "All Star" Game.
  2. The mix of blue lines in the logo also represent a spot light shining on the NBA Logo
  3. The All Star font is very similar to the font of the Dallas Mavericks, but thats just my opinion.
  4. The location - Dallas 2010 is also prominent. 
  5. The A and R are mirror images (sort of) and I am wondering if its supposed to resemble the Cowboys Stadium.
  6. I am not sure why the Ball is Green - wonder if they are doing something environmental.

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2010 Mens Final Four Logo


2010 Mens Final Four Logo

The 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involves 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. The event began on March 16, 2010 and will conclude with the championship game on April 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The event will also be the first Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium; the RCA Dome and Market Square Arena hosted past Final Fours when the event was held in Indianapolis.

This event is also popularly refererred to as March Madness.


The Logo for the event is shown above and the following are some of the key elements in the logo.

  1. The logo is pretty simple and contains the event name and location - NCAA 2010 Final Four Indianapolis
  2. The logo has the orange basketball color.
  3. The skyline shown has the Lucas Oil Stadium which is the location of the event and the Indianapolis skyline as well.

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Jack in the Box Logo - Design and History



Jack in the Box Logo - Design and History
Jack in the Box 2009 Logo


Jack in the Box Old Logo

Jack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant founded in 1951 in San Diego, California, where it is still headquartered today. In total, the chain has 2,100 locations; primarily serving the West Coast of the United States. Most of the outlets are in California, followed by Texas, Arizona, Washington,  
Jack in the Box competes primarily with other major national fast-food chains such as McDonald's, Taco Bell, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Wendy's. Food items include the Jumbo Jack, Potato Wedges, and Ultimate Cheeseburger.

In March 2009, Jack in the Box unveiled a new corporate logo shown above alongside the old logo. The new logo is significantly different from the old logo with the following most visible change
1. The new logo is 3-dimensional and the Box clearly stands out.
2. The font is more contemporary and pleasing to the eye.
3. The focus is more on "Jack" than "in the box", and I am wondering if thats to promote the use of Jacks more than Jack in the Box.
4. Some people say that the long curve in the letter 'K' appears to be a smile (just like the Amazon logo).

They still continue to maintain the bright red, although it appears to be a bit toned down.

Overall, I like the new logo as it does give it a modern feel although some bloggers feel that the logo may not be apt for restaurant logo. What do you think? Submit your comments below.


The logo was created by Duffy & Partners.

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Expedia.com Logo - Design and History



Expedia.com Logo - Design and History
Expedia.com 2009 Logo


Expedia.com Old Logo

Expedia is an Internet-based travel reservation website, and a part of the Expedia, Inc. based in the US with localized sites for 18 countries. It books airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals, cruises, vacation packages, and various attractions and services via the World Wide Web and telephone travel agents. The site uses multiple global distribution systems like Amadeus or the Sabre reservation systems for flights and for hotels, Worldspan, and Pegasus, along with their own hotel reservation system for their contracted bulk rate reservations. Expedia was started by Microsoft, which they then spun off as a multi-billion dollar company.

In 2009, Expedia decided to change its decade old logo (shown on right above) which was a yellow plane circling the globe. The new logo shown on the right was launched to replace the old logo. One of the executives defined that they wanted to replace the cartoonish logo with a more contemporary logo.

  • The new logo maintains the airplane and the notion of globe, but the airplane sits on the top of globe, not rotate around it.
  • The "Expedia" font is also different, more rounded and contemporary as well.
  • The logo also gets a new tagline, "Where You Book Matters."

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Subcategories

Cricket is a popular sport in the Commonwealth countries and fans in countries like India are very passionate about the sport. This section of the website will attempt to document and describe the design and origins of cricket logos. If you have any additional information about cricket logos,  please send me the information.


The end of the last century resulted in a lot of Internet companies (also called dot-com companies) coming up in the limelight and today are very serious business. Companies such as Amazon.com, Buy.com and EBay come to mind. This section highlights the discusses the origins of these logos. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.



The Open Source movement has really moved along in the last decade and a lot of products, software etc are now part of our everyday life. I think there is hardly a day when I don't find myself Wikipedia. This section discusses the origin of logos of some of the Open Source tools and technologies. If you have a recommendation for a logo, please send me a note. 



This section contains details of the design and history of some of the popular hotel logos.  If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.


This category of the website contains the design and history of Major League Baseball (MLB) logos. MLB is the biggest baseball league in the United States.  If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.


This category of the site discusses the design and origins of some of the famous logos. Some of the logos are discussed in specialized categories on this site. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.


Political Parties have very interesting logos and backgrounds behind them. This category of the History of Logos section discusses the history, design and origins of political logos. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.



More and more airports around the world are rebranding and positioning themselves as businesses or corporations. This section contains details of the design and history of some of the popular airport logos. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.




The Olympics are considered to be the greatest sports show on earth held once every 4 years. This section of the website uncovers the design and history of some of Olympic logos.









This category contains information about the design and history of large corporations around the globe. Most of the large corporations will typically be Fortune 500 companies and whose logos did not fit into any one of the other categories defined on this site.





Companies, brand and logos are born everyday but every so often, very famous logos and brands die for various reasons. In 2008 and 2009, with the global economic turmoil, many long standing companies met their end and with them died their logos. Many times, companies change their logos to re-brand their product. This category lists some of the popular logos that met their end.






Technology is at the heart of everything we do. In today's environment, some of the emerging technologies have their own logo which typically has a deeper history and meaning behind it. This section of the website tries to discover the meaning behind these logos. If you have any information about the history of some airline logos, please contact me.



NFL is arguably the most popular sport in the United States. Each team has a rich history behind its logo especially some of the old teams. This section of the site tries to document the origins of the logos such as the Chicago Bears Logo, the Pittsburgh Steelers Logo and the SuperBowl Logos etc. I hope you find this category of the site useful. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.



This section tries to trace the design and history behind some of the famous comic book and cartoon logos such as the Superman logo, Batman logo, Spiderman logo etc.  If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.



 

Companies come up with great logos, but there is always someone out there who can make fun of it. While I love figuring out the history of these logos, I also love the logo parodies. This section of the website looks at some parodies of famous company logos.

A lot of creative people have come up with parodies of some of the famous companies and this category of the site is a collection of those parody logos. I don't claim ownership of creating these logos. I just collected these from the Net and hopefully you will find this collection useful.

Please let me know if you have any more such parodies and I will add them to the collection.  If you think that this is your copyright, I will gladly remove it from my site or provide a reference. Enjoy!


What makes a brand great? There is no easy answer for it. However, companies around the world spend millions and millions of dollars every year trying to get to the top or retain their position in the branding race. Although, I do not work in advertising and marketing, I have been very fascinated by the design of corporate logos and while some are just plain and boring, some have a very long history behind the logo. This section of the website attempts to document the history of some of the world's most recognized brands.  You can select from one of the categories below.

Airline Logos Beer Logos Car Logos Clothing Logos
Comic Book Logos Football Logos Hotel Logos IT Logos
Logo Parodies Miscellaneous Logos MLB Logos Monument Logos
Movie Studio Logos NBA Logos NFL Logos Non Profit Organization Logos
Open Source Logos Political Logos Restaurant Logos Rock Band Logos
Sports Logos Technology Logos World Famous Logos

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According a 2007 Business Week survey, the top 10 brands are listed below

1. Coca-Cola
2. Microsoft
3. IBM
4. General Electric (GE)
5. Nokia
6. Toyota
7. Intel
8. McDonalds
9. Disney
10. Mercedes-Benz

Please visit the main History of Logos page to see the history of over 150 logos.

 

The logos listed here are ones that I have been unable to categorize but found them to be interesting nonetheless. Eventually these logos will get a category. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.



I am big sports fan. Its not like I remember every sports stat or remember every game, but I do like to watch sports on the TV and the NBA is one of my favourite league to watch. This section of the website contains the design and history of the NBA teams such as the Lakers, Spurs, Pistons and all the NBA teams. 

The fabled Jerry West, otherwise known as "Mr.Clutch," is the player in profile on the official NBA logo. As his biography on NBA.com points out, "West is widely regarded as one of the greatest guards in the history of the game. Not especially gifted by height or athleticism, he was a notoriously driven player who broke his nose nine times and often had to be carried off the court. "

I hope you find this section of the site entertaining.  If you have some information about NBA logos you would like to share, please send the information. Some of the information and logos were used from Chris Cramer's Sport Logo  page.




Most people are fascinated by fast moving cars and want to own these cars. This section of the website covers the design and history of some of the most famous car logos such as the Ferrari Logo, the Lamborghini logo and the common logos such as  the Toyota Logo and the Ford logo.  I hope you find this section of the website informative. If you have a recommendation for a logo, please send me a note. 

 

There are over 1500 airlines in the world today and while its hard to list the history of each airlines, I will attempt to uncover the history and meaning of some of the most well known airlines in the world in this section of the history of logos.  I do not wish to make this section into a laundry list of logos with no information. I hope to have articles here that have some real content. If you have any information about the history of some airline logos, please contact me.

 

 

Bere is argaubly one of teh msot poupular alocoholic bevreages on the palnet. All aruond teh wolrd, teh bgi and smlal bere manuafcturers aer competing to build the brands in the market place. This section of the website aims to describe the history and meaning behind some of the most popular beer logos in the world. I may not have the history and meaning behind all the logos, but I will be attempting to researching and adding that information in on a regular basis.



People love to eat out these days. Have you ever looked at a restaurant logo and wondered about that logos origins. If you have not, maybe its time you did. This category contains the design and history of restaurant logos. If you would like me to include a logo, please send me a note.  






Clothing brands are a status symbol today. Most clothing companies such as Gap, Calvin Klein etc make the most of putting their logos on any clothing item that they make. Think of all the free advertising you are doing for them. This section describes the origins of some of the popular clothing logos. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.






Football is by far the most popular sport in the world, except in the United States where they refer to football as Soccer. People around the world are passionate not only about their own countries, they are at times more passionate about their local clubs. Some football clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal and their players are household names around the world. This category of the website lists the logos of some of the popular Football logos from various leagues around the world including the American version of Football, the NFL.  If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.

Major League Soccer - MLS
National Football League - NFL


A lot of monuments and other tourist attractions have become mini corporations and have their own logos. This category on my site aims to discuss the design of these logos. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.


A lot of the non-profit organizations have some very interesting logos. This category of the website will examine the history, orgins and design of some of the famous non-profit organizations such as Green Peace, Austism Speaks etc. If you have any information about the history of some these logos, please contact me.



I work as a Software Engineer and so obviously IT logos are part of my everyday job. The history behind some of the logos is very rich and interesting like the IBM logo which has gone through changes over the years before settling down on the current logo. The design of the Sun Microsystems logo is something I find very simple, yet brilliant. This section of the websites covers the design and history of some of the most recognized logos in the IT industry. I hope you find this section useful.


Just as a nation's flag expresses the distinct identity of a country, so, too, a logo, helps to establish the name and define the character of a corporation. Effective logos become synonymous with the organizations they portray. They are instantly recognized by millions of people, and help to identify their companies and convey a message about the brands for which they stand. Nike, McDonald's and Coca-Cola logos are some of the most globablly recognized logos.

I have always been interested in the meaning of the design behind some of the corporate logos. In some cases like Cisco, the idea behind the logo is fairly obvious but in case of Fedex, you will wonder why the spent over a million dollars to come up with the logo and why the Nike logo cost only $35. I am also fascinated by companies that come up with creative names. This section of my website list some of the world's most famous corporate logos and attempts to discover the history and the meanings behind them. I have tried to segregate them by categorizing them which should make it easier for you to locate the logo. If you are unable to locate a logo that you were looking for, use the Search box on the top of the page. I hope you find this section entertaining.

This section may also list other logos that I find to be interesting and well-designed. If you would like me to include a logo, please send me a note.