Canon Logo, the Evolution

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  1. ... an interesting read about the evolution of some well-known corporate logos...

    Here's Canon's Logo:

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    Read the full blog entry (and other semi-nutritious home-made content) at Neatorama .
     
  2. Ooops, this should have gone in the Equipment Forum.
     
  3. usayit

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    Interesting that the logo hasn't changed since 1956. I personally like the original name "Kwanon" but yeh.. "Canon" seems better in English speaking countries.

    Car emblems also have gone through massive changes through the years. I remember when toyota was just that "TOYOTA" until they came with up with the current emblem. Mazda went through a time period when they could figure out what to call what and which emblem to use. When I bought my Miata, it was known throughout the world as "Miata", "Eunos", "Roadster", "MX-5" depending where in the world.
     
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    I like the 1953 one the best. The first one was pretty interesting. Imagine seeing that on the front of your camera HAHA.
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Naaahh. This is fine, and can make for some fun discussion. I personally would like to own an piece of Canon equipment with the 1934 logo on it. Had to be some great craftsmanship to get that thing engraved on bodies or lenses.
     
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    I did not know that Canon came fro Kwanon. Good thing to inform my canon owners friends.

    Since Minolta is RIP or transformed, I love to hear their history, if anyone know it here.
     
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    I love the first logo!
     
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    thanks Iron

    pretty neat!
     
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    I don't know why they didn't stick with their first logo.... would look great on the massive real estate that a 1 series body has on their big viewfinders. (kidding)
     
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    That first one is so cool :D
     
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  12. LOL, one of the first Canons used a Nikkor lens.
     

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