Wednesday, March 02, 2005

There have been many Batman logos over the years...

1940


1941


1942


1965


1969


1970


1971


1986


1987


also 1987


1988


1989


1991


1994


1996


2001


2003


But this one's the best...

1972

14 comments:

typenerd said...

This is excellent. The late 80s ones are dreadful, aren't they?

GSB said...

omg, your blog rocks... thank you!

John said...

Typenerd, indeed. Things are pretty bad when you can't even thrown in friggin' Bat symbol behind the type. And those "New Adventures"-era comics? Man, they sucked.

GSB, thanks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

That 1972 Batman looks a little like the X-Men's Wolverine, especially with that subtle drop of off-white/yellow on the crown of his head.

Anonymous said...

I can't see the logos. I was so excited! All I get Is "Photobucket.com bandwidth exceeded" I'm bummed. What do I do?

Eay said...

Great collection!
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John said...

I'm working with Photobucket to get these images back up. Sorry about the snafu.

Please check back later

--John

Paul said...

Since your blog is hosted with blogspot, you should be able to post your photos to them. Cut out the middle-man and pass the savings on to uhhhhhh me.

John said...

Pics are back. Obviously!

Anonymous said...

Yo soy española y creo que la varicion del logotipo de Batman ha sido meramente espectacular y maravillosa, por lo cual agradezco mucho la invitacion a esta bella exposicion.
Gracias por haberme dedicado estos bonitos momentos

Anonymous said...

I'm spanish too, and nobody talks like that unless is using the google translator, or on drugs.

crappy pappy said...

heard a lecture on graphic logos. one sample they used was the batman emblem (on his chest). this ph.d dude said that the circle was (a) actually a sillhouette of a bat flying across the moon as backdrop; (b) it represents the bat signal refracting from the clouds and (c) the dark knight is nocturnal. any truth to this, batgeeks?

Anonymous said...

According to Jeph Loeb when asked this in an interview it's for 2 reasons.

1) For the comics the yellow makes a godd contrast against the black of his batsuit (this is why the belt is yellow too)

2) It makes a target for criminals to shoot at, deflecting attention from his head which is quite vulnerable.

Hope this helps