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Posted June 18, 2013 - 17:44

Kind of a neat story:

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 18:53

Interesting read, but some of the examples were reaches.... especially Union Pacific, and John Deere.

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Posted June 18, 2013 - 19:08

Yea John Deere definitely isn't really the same at all.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 14:18

I understand what that they were trying to show logos that had maintained key elements to their design over the years, but to me, if you change the design as much as John Deere and Union Pacific has, then it is not the same logo and shouldn't be on this list.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 19:41

Surprised the P&G "man on the moon" logo wasn't mentioned. They don't use it on public branding anymore, but it still exists on their shipping boxes.

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Posted June 19, 2013 - 22:01

I understand what that they were trying to show logos that had maintained key elements to their design over the years, but to me, if you change the design as much as John Deere and Union Pacific has, then it is not the same logo and shouldn't be on this list.

agree...mostly on-topic, there is a great history of the john deere logo here http://www.deere.com...trademarks.page - the mark has changed pretty dramatically over the years...
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Posted June 19, 2013 - 23:59

John Deere still has a leaping deer as their logo--sure the colour has been added, and the details have changed--but at it's heart, it's a leaping deer, I'd say it counts for the purpose of the list.

i don't think their intention was to be as detailed or as picky as some of you.
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Posted June 20, 2013 - 08:14

See I'd be far more interested in what the oldest actual logo still in use is. For that its Johnson & Johnson, and GE and almost Coca-Cola and Dupont.

Still a cool list for sure.

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 10:26

John Deere still has a leaping deer as their logo--sure the colour has been added, and the details have changed--but at it's heart, it's a leaping deer, I'd say it counts for the purpose of the list.

i don't think their intention was to be as detailed or as picky as some of you.


Thats like saying the timberwolves have always had the head of a timber wolf as their logo, so its the same!
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Posted June 20, 2013 - 15:27

I will disagree on Union Pacific, but only because that article only showed the first logo from 1886. Within about 18 months, the railroad adopted a logo that is nearly identical to today.

For what it's worth, UP's website has a fantastic historical section on their various logos over the years.
http://www.up.com/ab...plogo/index.htm




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Posted July 13, 2013 - 03:26

I always thought the Prudential logo was a mountain, not a rock. Now the Prudential Center nickname makes more sense!