Kodak might be the latest global company to revive its original retro logo, but the photography firm’s return to a vintage identity – designed by New York studio Work-Order – won’t be the last.
With UK studio North’s restoration of Co-op’s 1968 clover-leaf logo and Futurebrand’s recent revamp of NatWest’s 1968 3D symbol, not to mention Pentagram’s nod to Mastercard’s 1979 logo in its July rebrand, it’s clear that the trend for retro and vintage logos is on the rise.
In the spirit of looking backwards to go forward, what better time, then, to take a gander at some of the best retro and vintage logos being created today.
We’ve searched high and low to collate some of our favorite recent retro logos and badges. Some have been commissioned; others are fun, self-initiated explorations – but all are inspiring. Scroll down for a healthy dose of retro logo design eye candy…
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