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Favorite Logos

Or whatever they're called.

by Anonymousreply 8304/14/2019

Sit Ubu, sit.

by Anonymousreply 104/10/2019

When I was a kid I always thought they were saying, “Sit, [bold]Boo Boo[/bold], sit.” Wasn’t until I saw it in writing that I found out it was Ubu.

by Anonymousreply 204/10/2019

You too, R2?

To answer OP’s question, I liked the Starry Night production logo (preferably without the laugh).

Slightly off topic: was anyone here afraid of Viacom’s “V of Doom”? I keep reading about that logo scared people when they were kids.

by Anonymousreply 304/10/2019

The V of Doom, for reference.

by Anonymousreply 404/10/2019

When the AI logo appeared onscreen, you always knew you were in for something special. Like The Thing with Two Heads.

by Anonymousreply 504/10/2019

Who knew then this wouldn't always be here?

by Anonymousreply 604/10/2019

Here, Toots.

by Anonymousreply 704/10/2019

Great tacky TV logo from the 1960s. Remember which shows were produced by United Artists?

by Anonymousreply 804/10/2019
by Anonymousreply 904/10/2019

Two for one here. The Rank Organization man made me tingle as a baby gay. I always wanted the camera to stay on him a bit longer. The Archers logo meant you were in for something special, like "Black Narcissus" or "A Matter of Life and Death".

by Anonymousreply 1004/10/2019

The Columbia logo on Joan Crawford classic "Strait Jacket" was pretty awesome:

by Anonymousreply 1104/10/2019

And the "Cat Ballou" one was fun too:

by Anonymousreply 1204/10/2019

This has been a Filmways presentation, darling.

by Anonymousreply 1304/10/2019

R12 and R13? Thanks for that! Especially darling Eva, I'd almost forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 1404/10/2019

The RKO Radio tower, bleeping to the opening of Beethoven's Fifth.

by Anonymousreply 1504/10/2019

And finally...

by Anonymousreply 1604/10/2019

Could you have imagined ever missing the 1980s?

by Anonymousreply 1704/10/2019

The RKO ident spells out VVVV AN RKO RADIO PICTURE VVVV in Morse Code. The code for V is dit dit dit dah, and the string of repeated Vs means "attention".

by Anonymousreply 1804/10/2019

r8 The Patty Duke Show, for one.

by Anonymousreply 1904/10/2019

Why are we limiting this to TV and movie logos?

by Anonymousreply 2004/10/2019

By the way, what is the correct name for these things? Production tag? Studio identification? What is the correct word for these?

by Anonymousreply 2104/10/2019

An ugly one but it reminds of beings a little kid. The voiceover said "brought to you by Screen Gems". As a kid, I thought they were saying "Brock to you by...". A mystery for all my childhood.

by Anonymousreply 2204/10/2019

"The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC" from1962.

by Anonymousreply 2304/10/2019

R18: As a long time amateur radio license holder who got my Extra class license when you had to do element 1C the 20WPM code copy I was sounding out the RKO bit in morse in my head.

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by Anonymousreply 2504/10/2019

The dancing sticks

by Anonymousreply 2604/10/2019

R20, there are no limits here, bring it, bring what you got.a

I myself have always fancied Mr. Peanut and Mr. Clean, imagining them in a wig fight.

by Anonymousreply 2704/10/2019

The NBC snake

by Anonymousreply 2804/10/2019

R18 That is my absolute favorite studio ident from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

R21 they are referred to as idents on Wikipedia.

I always liked the Universal-International ident, as well.

by Anonymousreply 2904/10/2019

OP thanks our scholar at r29, much obliged.

by Anonymousreply 3004/10/2019

There are so many I like.

But the Jolly Green Giant? HE is my man.

by Anonymousreply 3104/10/2019

Not an entertainment ident or logo, but my favorite logo of all time was for a regional department store where I grew up, J.B. White.

by Anonymousreply 3204/10/2019

Speaking of department stores -- Lord and Taylor used to have classy script and semi-script logos; they just unveiled their new one, and it looks like something from a discounter. Tacky and boring.

by Anonymousreply 3304/10/2019
by Anonymousreply 3404/10/2019

Thanks Gap Playlist Guy, noted.

by Anonymousreply 3504/10/2019

R33 Yes it is horrible, reminds me of what Belk did a few years ago. I don't understand swapping out something elegant and classy for these "modern" logos which are not distinctive and will look out of date in a few years.

by Anonymousreply 3604/10/2019

Sorry link didn't work at R36.

by Anonymousreply 3704/10/2019

The Lady at r11 is decapitated, sir, decapitated!

by Anonymousreply 3804/10/2019

Does the Monday Morning Moos guy have a logo?

by Anonymousreply 3904/10/2019

LOVED the atomic age "Revue Studios" logo.

by Anonymousreply 4004/10/2019

R23 love that, much better than the short version they still played in the early 70s, which I remember seeing

by Anonymousreply 4104/10/2019

From Britain, Thames Television...

by Anonymousreply 4204/10/2019

GAP's 2010 new logo was a disaster and the company quickly reverted to the classic GAP logo.

by Anonymousreply 4304/10/2019

Another British TV theme, for London Weekend

by Anonymousreply 4404/10/2019

Gracie Films

by Anonymousreply 4504/10/2019

Universal TV ident, 1963. I think this came after the Revue logo R40 posted.

by Anonymousreply 4604/10/2019

Then Universal switched to the planet logo, but kept the same music.

by Anonymousreply 4704/10/2019

I miss the Kaufmann's logo.

by Anonymousreply 4804/10/2019

Another old British 'telly' theme

by Anonymousreply 4904/10/2019

Monogram Pictures, trying not to look like the little Poverty Row studio it was.

by Anonymousreply 5004/10/2019

This was from the 1980s show Thirtysomething. It's from the song "Buffalo gal won't you come out tonight, come out tonight, come out tonight? Buffalo gal won't you come out tonight and dance by the light of the moon?"

One night, after this logo played, my mom sang "annnnnd dance by the light raccoon," referring to a small, stuffed, toy raccoon that was sitting near the tv. She and I laughed hard at her unexpected absurdity and we sometimes still sing the altered jingle.

by Anonymousreply 5104/10/2019

Emporium stores in the SF Bay Area had a great a logo on their buildings, bags, boxes etc...

by Anonymousreply 5204/10/2019

I love the unusual Universal logo Hitchcock used in The Birds. For some reason it looks really creepy.

by Anonymousreply 5304/10/2019

Department store logos?

There's only one...

by Anonymousreply 5404/10/2019

So deliciously tacky with the ghostly chorus and 80s sax outro

by Anonymousreply 5504/10/2019

Remember NBC's ill-fated trapezoid "N"?

by Anonymousreply 5604/10/2019

The Universal logo with the little airplane circling the globe (early-mid1930s) was charming. You only heard the sound of the aircraft engine. That was replaced by the globe with the glittery stars and a brassy fanfare.

by Anonymousreply 5704/10/2019

I worked at a General Cinema movie theater in high school. The music for their Feature Presentation would get stuck in my head for days. This is the 1980s version.

by Anonymousreply 5804/10/2019

This one

by Anonymousreply 5904/10/2019

You knew something good was coming,.,

by Anonymousreply 6004/10/2019


by Anonymousreply 6104/10/2019

I second that R42. I like the slightly grimy sound of the accompanying jingle, too.

The old "Tri-Star" intro is another:

by Anonymousreply 6204/10/2019

Dreamworks intro is another:

by Anonymousreply 6304/10/2019

The intro of "Super 8" reminds me of why I lament that full orchestral scores have gone out of style.

by Anonymousreply 6404/10/2019

Orion pictures, RIP. For Silence of the Lambs, it started with the creepy music right away.

by Anonymousreply 6504/10/2019

NBC's infamous "Proud as a Peacock" re-branding (when they reintroduced the peacock emblem) had two good parodies: people at NBC affiliates, fed up with the show being in last place, did a "We're loud!" (rather than "We're proud") number, but the funniest was the SNL parody: "NBC... Smart as a Peacock!"

by Anonymousreply 6604/10/2019


by Anonymousreply 6704/10/2019

This is a real logo for the Catholic Church's Youth Commission. It even won a design award.

by Anonymousreply 6804/11/2019

Institute of Oriental Studies. For real.

by Anonymousreply 6904/11/2019

Always hot.

by Anonymousreply 7004/11/2019

70's era Warner Brothers. Saul Bass design.

by Anonymousreply 7104/11/2019

Mimsie the cat after the St. Elsewhere finale.

by Anonymousreply 7204/11/2019

Billy Wells the gong man for the Rank Organisation

by Anonymousreply 7304/11/2019

Both R70 and R73 : Yes!

by Anonymousreply 7404/11/2019

I always liked Stephen J Cannell productions. I think this was on after Spenser.

by Anonymousreply 7504/11/2019

A lot here

by Anonymousreply 7604/11/2019

I always loved this one

by Anonymousreply 7704/11/2019

Best. TV. Production. Company. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 7804/13/2019

Growing up in NYC, and after watching “The Edge of Night”, there was always the 4:30 movie. I really liked their theme weeks.

by Anonymousreply 7904/13/2019

The Rankin Bass ident means Christmas!

by Anonymousreply 8004/13/2019

Anything in Peignot.

by Anonymousreply 8104/14/2019

I've always loved what Steven Spielrock did with the Univershell logo in the Flintstones movie from my childhood. This is also the only Elizabeth Taylor movie I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 8204/14/2019

Possibly the world's most famous log, unchanged for over 100 years.

by Anonymousreply 8304/14/2019
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