Many of us don’t even consider what popular brand logos mean beyond the fact. These brands have a deeply rooted meaning hidden in or behind the famous symbol, and in this article, we’ll uncover them 😉
Picasa, Google’s image organizer. At first glance, it looks like a simple camera shutter, but the space in the center of the shutter actually forms a house. This is because Picasa is considered ‘home’ for all of your photos, and casa in Spanish means "home".
The name of this Logo is derived from the founder of Adidas- Adolf Dassler. Three stripes have always been a part of their logo. The stripes are staggered to look like a mountain. The mountain represents the challenges and obstacles athletes will face and overcome.
It actually represents a stylized image of the eye of a needle with a thread passed through it. This is a hint at the company’s past — of a time when it used to produce weaving machines. At the same time, the individual parts of the logo also spell out the letters of the company’s name.
It’s often supposed that the central part of the BMW logo symbolizes the rotating blades of an airplane but it is, in fact, BMW’s logo colors come from the Bavarian flag, which is blue and white.
5 Le Tour de France
The Le Tour de France logo features two subliminal messages. The first is easy to spot and is the cyclist portrayed by the o and r in the world tour. The second message is the yellow circle which is intended to represent the stages of the race only take place during the daytime.
The logo for Beats is pretty simple. The ‘b’ is enclosed in a circle followed by the brand name. The circle, though, isn’t just a circle. It actually represents a human’s head, and the ‘b’ letterform represents the brand’s headphones.
Rob Yanov, the designer who created with the world-famous Apple company logo, has explained how he came up with the idea: ’I bought a whole bag of apples, placed them in a bowl, and spent time drawing them for a week, trying to break the image down into something simple. Taking a bite out of an apple was part of the experiment, and completely by coincidence I realized that ’bite’ sounded exactly the same as the computer term ’byte’.
Many people are inclined to think that the logo of the South Korean conglomerate Hyundai is simply the first letter of its name. Not only so, it also represents a successful deal between a car dealer and a customer.
Pinterest got its namesake from the idea of ‘pinning’ things you like to a board. The ‘P’ represents a pushpin. The letter P in the logo is stylized to remind us of an actual pin.
The four rings represent the four companies that came together to create the original Audi, Auto Union.