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->''"My H has been stolen! Awww, that's how people know it's a Honda. Why would you drive a Honda if you can't show it off?"''
-->-- '''Superintendent Chalmers''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lisa's Date with Density"

Sometimes, you can recognize a franchise almost instantly by the [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} characteristic way]] it writes its name, or the iconography associated with a brand or franchise.

This is an Iconic Logo.

This trope is for franchise logos that have become so associated with their particular franchise that changing them would be unthinkable, even if this is not the logo the franchise originated with.

While obvious, it's still worth noting that achieving Iconic Logo status is, ideally, the end state of ''every'' logo; they are, after all, intended to be the corporate equivalent of a signature: unique and recognizable at a glance.

See also ConspiracyPlacement, LogoJoke. A {{Mascot}} might be part of the logo. These are often used as a VanityPlate. If the organization in question decides to invoke this by placing their logo on everything in sight, you're looking at a case of SigilSpam.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Corporate Logos]]
* Disney's MickeyMouse head.
** Walt Disney's "Signature" logo, (designed by an artist at the studio, not Walt) was so famous that Disney himself had trouble signing autographs. Every time he did, people accused him of being an impostor because his signature didn't match the logo.
* The Nike 'Swoosh'.
* The Coca-Cola logo. The "New Coke" [[DorkAge change in]] [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks formula]] also got rid of the iconic logo.
* The [=McDonald's=] golden arches were not the company's first symbol - they were introduced in 1962 and refined to today's version in 1969 - but it has become known the world over as a shorthand for fast food.
* The {{Playboy}} Bunny Head.
* Colonel Sanders's head.
* The computer industry has some of the most unambiguously recognizable logos known to man. Logitech's eye, Razer's three snakes, nVIDIA's own "eye", ATI's red rectangle, the Cisco [[{{Pun}} bridge]], the list goes on.
** Contributing to 3dfx's demise was their change away from their iconic "splash" logo, which was a household name among PC gamers.
** Intel's dropped "e", then followed by the "Intel Inside" logo.
** Gateway's "cow cube".
** The Silicon Graphics cube, symbolic of its onetime preeminence in 3D graphics. The company's decision to drop this logo coincided its decline from relevance. (They eventually reversed course.) Deliberately imitated with the cubed N logo used by the {{Nintendo 64}}, which was (both in hardware and software) essentially a stripped-to-the-bone Indigo.
** Alienware's [[ShapedLikeItself alien]]
** Apple's silver apple.
* Mozilla Firefox's fox in a globe.
** Internet Explorer's blue lowercase "e", with a golden ring around it.
** Google Chrome's blue circle in larger multicolored circle (clockwise from top: red, yellow, green).
* The {{LEGO}} square.
* Many airlines have iconic logos, most of which are referred to by affectionate nicknames such as the classic Delta [[http://www.petergreenberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/delta_logo_medium.jpg "Widget"]]. Like anywhere else [[TemptingFate if you should dare]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a6/Delta_Air_Lines_Logo_%282000-2004%29.png to make it just]] [[http://www.wolda.org/images/2008/300/300_231.jpg a little different]], [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks be prepared to accept the consequences.]]
** The merger between United and Continental has taken this to ridiculous levels. In the 1960s and 1970s, both airlines introduced logos designed by the legendary Creator/SaulBass, the [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Eu1FrOxy5xg/SqbOFijsy-I/AAAAAAAAL7w/YGGLQEi717I/s320/logo_united_airlines.gif "tulip"]] and [[http://www.goodlogo.com/images/logos/small/continental_airlines_logo_3069.gif "meatball"]] respectively. After Continental's 1991 bankruptcy they rebranded with their [[http://www.naftz.org/media/ContinentalLogo.gif globe]] logo still used to this day. With the merger the decision was made to keep the United name with the [[http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/united_continental_logo_det.gif Continental look]]. Cries of "Ruined!" came about at the thought of another classic Saul Bass logo being replaced with what one forum poster referred to as "the whiffle ball" among others who just thought it was butt ugly. A couple months after the announcement they caved to the latter group and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e0/United_Airlines_Logo.svg/500px-United_Airlines_Logo.svg.png created a new typeface for the name]] which was much more well-received although didn't take away criticism from those who who thought they still should have retained the tulip and United's existing look[[note]]the blue and white livery introduced in 2004 compared to 1991 for the Continental look[[/note]] or come up with something entirely new.
** A number of other iconic logos, such as the [[http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/air-canada-logo.jpg Air Canada Maple Leaf]], [[http://yogimogi.com/yogimogi/dquiz-2005/lufthansa.jpg Lufthansa Bird...thing]], [[http://ceoworld.biz/ceo/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/qantas-logo.jpg Qantas Kangaroo]] (slightly modified in 2009), and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KLM_logo.svg KLM Crown]] have stood the test of time. Even [[http://www.petergreenberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/pan-am-logo.jpg some of]] [[http://www.aviationexplorer.com/airliner_pictures/logo_eastern.gif the ones]] [[GoodNightSweetPrince that didn't]] have managed to find [[http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=165083 alternate applications]], thanks to creative trademark lawyers.
** The recent rebranding of American Airlines is an interesting case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks crossing over with TropesAreNotBad. While many people were upset by the retirement of the LongRunner[[note]]in use from 1967 to 2013[[/note]] [[http://tinycomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/american_airlines_logo.jpg AA Eagle]] logo, most agree that its time was due as the airline's troubles over the past several years had tarnished the image. Response to the new [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/American_Airlines_logo_2013.svg/1000px-American_Airlines_logo_2013.svg.png Flight Symbol]], which incorporates elements of an eagle, aircraft wing, star, and the letter A has been relatively positive, however the [[http://www.airliners.net/photo/American-Airlines/Boeing-777-323-ER/2240666/L/&sid=8e1f399e8a3a8084f83ef7ce74371aea paintjob to go along with it]] (particularly the tail)...[[RuinedForever not so much]].
* [=DC=] Comics' older logo, a military-font "DC" inside a circle with stars surrounding it at the 3, 6, 9 and 12:00 positions, with the whole thing back-slanted. Nicknamed "the DC Bullet," it was in use for almost 30 years.
* Outright anything Creator/SaulBass has ever made. Such as the Alcoa logo, the AT&T logo, the Dixie design, the Creator/GeffenRecords "G" globe, the Girl Scouts of the USA logo, the Creator/HannaBarbera swirling star, the Warner Communications "Big W"... These and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Bass#Logos_and_other_designs so many others]] have been used for decades now and they've truly remain to be some of his greatest things. Despite the increasingly frequent waves of corporate re-branding as of 2011 the average lifespan of a Bass logo is more than [[http://annyas.com/saul-bass-logo-design-then-now/ 34 years]].
* Paul Rand. He's the man behind such well-known, excellent designs as the logos for Creator/{{ABC}}, IBM, UPS (1961-2003) and Westinghouse, among [[http://www.paul-rand.com/index.php/site/identity/ many more.]] He is held in high regard in the design world, and when his UPS logo was shown the door in 2003, it caused quite a stir.
* Insurance companies also make use of memorable logos.
** State Farm's "Auto-Life-Fire" "pyramid".
** American Family Insurance's "roof".
** The Hartford's deer.
** Allstate's hands.
** Prudential's Rock of Gibraltar. Their [[http://narrativebranding.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/1984-logo.png simplified logo]] from 1984-1989 is OldShame to them, as it isn't featured on [[http://www.prudential.com/view/page/public/9384 their website]]. However, it was used in a recent commercial showing the logos they used over the years.
* The FedEx logo. Once you see the [[http://justcreativedesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/fed-ex.jpg arrow]], you can never un-see it.
** Or the spoon and the egg.
* Gap's navy blue box, used since 1986. When they suddenly switched to the words "Gap" in the Helvetica font with a small box in the upper right corner in 2010, the public complained loudly, and Gap quickly switched back within a week.
* The THX logo, accompanied by the trademark bass tone.
* Dolby Laboratories' "Double D" logo.
** The "DTS-in-a-box" logo for Dolby's competitor DTS (Digital Theater Systems). It's been "officially" discontinued, but can still be seen in various places (movie credit crawls, etc).
* For the RailEnthusiast, some of the most recognizable logos are British Rail's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BR-logo.svg double arrow]], the Pennsylvania Railroad's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pennsylvania_Herald.png PRR Keystone]], the Union Pacific's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Union_Pacific_Logo.svg patriotic shield]], and the Canadian National's [[http://cprailmmsub.blogspot.com/2011/03/happy-birthday-cn-wet-noodle.html "wet noodle"]].
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* The Gutsy Geoid/Galaxy Guard's [[http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/clubs/1/19188m.jpg "GGG"]] emblem is iconic of ''GaoGaiGar'', and recognized as a symbol of '''[[foldercontrol]]

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* [[http://www.kawapaper.com/es/wallpapers/manganime/evangelion/Kawapaper_NG_Evangelion_0000089_1400x1050.jpg.html NERV's]] logo is every bit as popular as ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion.
** It even received a nice [[http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/logo/new-nerv update]] for the Rebuild movies.
* In ''TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'', we have the [[http://www.se51.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/sos-brigade-big.png SOS Brigade's]] logo.
* The Laughing Man logo from ''GhostInTheShell'', complete with spinning text for additional creepiness.
* The logo for [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Team Gurren]], a flaming skull wearing KaminaShades. This symbol was so popular a bunch of prankster fans stuffed a BBC poll for a new UK flag design and got it [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1572168/The-new-face-of-Britain-Flag-poll-results.html emblazoned on the front of the Union Jack.]]
* Every single Franchise/{{Gundam}} series has many of them.
* The wing of freedom logo from the ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' survey corps.
* The [[http://www.jogjis.com/wallpaper/1024x768/naruto-hidden-leaf-konoha-symbol-1016.html symbol]] for the Konohagakure[=/=]The Village Hidden Among the Leaves from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
* ''Franchise/OnePiece: The Straw Hat Pirates' [[http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/michaelcarvajal/JollyRogerBackground.jpg Jolly Roger]].
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[[folder:Automotive]]
* The Ford script in a blue oval.
* The Toyota "Pretzel".
* BMW's "propellers," as well as Mercedes's logo (which is often parodied as a crosshairs).
** Occasionally, some [[WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}} dumber than advertised]] peace protesters leave the third lower leg out of the Peace Sign, making it look like they're showing their allegiance to Mercedes.
* The Spyker double bladed propeller. This stems from the original company's WWI planes.
* General Motors has its blue square, and each of its divisions have their own iconic logos:
** The Chevrolet bowtie
*** To that: The Corvette series' red and checkered flags, which varied between each generation of Corvettes. The red flag also has the bowtie in it.
** The three shields of Buick
** The Pontiac arrowhead
** The Cadillac shield
** The minimalist planetary icon of Saturn
** And in Europe we have Vauxhall Motors' Griffon (which predates GM ownership) and Opel's circled lightning bolt
* The Gumpert gryphon.
* The Mitsubishi diamonds, which applies to the entire Mitsubishi conglomerate (cars, chemicals, electronics, etc.).
** This was designed to evoke the style of Japanese ''mon'' seals, and literally means "three water chestnuts".
* The Chrysler Pentastar, which was used for all of its divisions (Dodge, Jeep, and Plymouth) for a while in the '80s and '90s. Since its restructuring from bankruptcy in 2009, Chrysler now uses it as its corporate logo.
* Dodge's logo of a Ram or a viper for the [[CaptainObvious Viper]] Series
* Abarth's scorpion. (Not to be confused with [[{{CommandAndConquer}} Nod]]'s scorpion tail)
* Aston Martin's wings.
* Jaguar's jaguar.
* The Ferrari prancing horse.
** As well as the Porsche prancing horse.
* The Lamborghini bull, which is linked to the company's tendency to name its cars after famous bulls/bull breeds from bullfighting history.
* Volkswagen's stacked VW in a blue circle.
* Audi's four interlocked rings.
* Shelby's Cobra for the respective cars such as the Cobra or the Ford [=GT500=].
* The Honda H, as referenced by the quote at the top of the page.
** Then there's the Acura A that looks like the top of the H was pinched together.
* The Maserati trident head.
* [=McLaren=]'s Starfleet-ish (tilted to the side on it's right and red) arrow to the top right of their name.
** And before that, the [[CoolCar F1's]] name being spelled in it's special font could count as the logo at the time.
* John Deere's leaping deer, may not strictly be automotive but this is the best spot to put it.
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[[folder:Film Studios]]
* Creator/WarnerBros' "WB" shield has represented the film company since the 1920s. The "Big W", stylized as \\', is mostly used for other divisions of Warner Communications (particularly Warner Music), but has appeared on some television productions.
* The Creator/{{Paramount}} Mountain (or, the [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Para]][[IncrediblyLamePun mountain]]).
* The [[{{Universal}} Universal Pictures]] globe.
* Leo the Lion for MetroGoldwynMayer Studios has been in use for decades ([[LongRunner 53 years and counting]]).
** Parodied by the [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow MTM Enterprises]] logo, which featured a meowing cat named Mimsie.
* Luxo Jr. for {{Pixar}}.
* Creator/{{Dreamworks}}' boy sitting in the moon.
* Columbia holding a torch for [[{{Sony}} Columbia Pictures]].
** TriStar's winged horse. When the studios merged, they just used both logos rather than change them.
* TwentiethCenturyFox's building-sized title. The {{Fanfare}} that accompanies it is also iconic.
* {{Disney}}'s Magic Castle.
* The Rank Organisation's "gong man".
* {{Gaumont}}'s daisy.
* For [[LandDownUnder Australians]], Village Roadshow's [[FanNickname "V of]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom"]].
** Viacom has a "V of Doom", too.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The {{Superman}} logo, with its big block letters at a slant, has been used on almost every Superman comic since the 40's, and most of the movies and cartoons, to say nothing of his familiar ChestInsignia. Superman's DorkAge costume change in the 90's was accompanied by a new "edgier" and "extreme" logo. Needless to say, it didn't take.
** The Action Comics logo has achieved a similar iconic status. While it was unused for a while, it was brought back early this decade to much fanfare.
** The chest insignia is iconic enough that the long-forgotten Ruby-Spears cartoon didn't even bother with a title card. WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries did the same thing.
* The Franchise/{{Batman}} insignia is so iconic the original VHS/DVD releases of the [[Film/{{Batman}} 1989 movie]] [[MinimalisticCoverArt used it instead of a title on the cover]]. Fittingly, the Music/{{Prince}} soundtrack [[TextlessAlbumCover did the same thing.]]
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's playing-card insignia also counts.
* The ComicBook/{{X-Men}} X-in-a-circle.
* The Comicbook/IncredibleHulk logo, with "Hulk" written in big, blocky letters meant to look like bricks.
* CaptainAmerica's shield, which was actually the second shield he used.
** The most commonly used logo for Cap's comics is one that has the words "Captain America" written in an arching style, and each word filled in with red-white-and-blue stripes.
* The lightning bolt used by Captain Marvel and associates in {{Shazam}} comics.
* The bloody smiley face from ''Comicbook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* {{Spider-Man}}'s tends to be a black spider (like the front of his costume) or a red spider (like the back of his costume), but the circular depiction of his mask is also popular.
** The name of his flagship comic, ''The Amazing Spider-Man'', is more often than not stylized with a cursive lowercase "the" next to a curved stack of a smaller "Amazing" atop a larger "Spider-Man", usually (though not always) with cobwebs in the background ([[http://www.theworldofcomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/logo.jpg like so]]). For a time in TheNineties, the "Spider-Man" was in a TotallyRadical [[http://www.chasingamazingblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Amazing-Spiderman-404.jpg stylized font]].
* ComicBook/TheAvengers' "A" symbol.
* The GreenLantern's lantern.
** All other Lantern Corps also have their own logo.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The ''StarWars'' logo has been used ever since the first film. Ironically, it wasn't on the earliest posters for the film.
** Also, the rebel alliance and empire symbols, especially for EU materials.
*** To the point that the Empire and the Republic are shown using similar symbols in ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', set 3,700 years before the films.
* To quote a famous AudienceParticipation line-[[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "Let there be lips!"]] (In other words, the lips from ''Rocky Horror'' are pretty iconic...especially the picture of Frank N. Furter lounging around on them).
* The ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' logo has remained the same since ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' with the same orange-red color scheme and comics-style font.
** While the swoop and the color scheme has remained the same throughout the series, the words "Indiana Jones" didn't appear in the orange-red swoopy typeface until "Temple of Doom." The swoopy red-orange type first appears in the ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' movie poster, but not in the actual film credits.
* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' font used in the movies is the exact same one used on the American cover of the books, complete with lightning-bolt P.
* The ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' logo, with its fading red-to-orange-to-yellow text and the arrows.
* The ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' logo.
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ghost-in-the-"no"-symbol logo
** Also the Ghost-doing-a-peace-sign-in-the-"no"-symbol from [[GhostBustersII the second movie]], which is [[FlippingTheBird parodied]] more often.
* ''Film/JamesBond''[='s=] 007-with-the-7-as-a-gun.
* Creator/SaulBass is the TropeMaker for this in film advertising, in which Bass considered it important to have a distinctive symbol that could be incorporated into all promotional material. Some iconic examples:
** ''The Man with the Golden Arm'' had a jagged arm reaching downward.
** ''Film/AnatomyOfAMurder'' had a deconstructed cutout of a human body.
** ''Film/{{Exodus}}'' had a group of arms raised defiantly upward, with the tallest hand holding a rifle by the barrel.
** ''Film/AdviseAndConsent'' had the Capitol Dome lifted off its foundations to expose the title.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The ''Literature/HarryPotter'' font used in the American editions of the books has become associated with the series, especially given the distinctive lighting-bolt tail on the P. The original British editions just used plain text on the covers.
* Creator/JRRTolkien's monogram, which appears on pretty much every book related to Middle Earth.
* ''Literature/{{Phenomena}}'' isn't very famous but has an easily recognizable [[http://oi57.tinypic.com/jzyzw2.jpg insignia and frame corner]], the frame corner is used on everything from on the pages to the corners of the [[http://bokerpanett.weebly.com/uploads/1/8/9/7/1897930/9566223_orig.jpg first edition books]], to the edges [[http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic242611_md.jpg everywhere]] on the board game character cards. What the insignia really is really varies too. It's everything from a [[http://www.gyldendal.no/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/gyldendal/barn-og-ungdom/phenomena-3-det-tapte-hjertet/456242-1-nor-NO/Phenomena-3-Det-tapte-hjertet_hd_image.jpg part]] of [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Kheiko]], to part of the [[http://www.phenomena-saga.de/images/ecards/motiv_03.jpg hilt]], to Millian's [[http://cf.geekdo-images.com/images/pic250951_lg.jpg earrings]]. Both are also featured on the [[https://www.facebook.com/phenomena.no/app_205521576149308 movie poster]].
** The modern logo itself is also quite distinguishable, even though the [[http://www.gyldendal.no/var/ezwebin_site/storage/images/gyldendal/barn-og-ungdom/phenomena-2-parados-oeye3/537974-1-nor-NO/Phenomena-2-Parados-oeye_hd_image.jpg Norwegian]] and [[http://www.dtv.de/_cover/640/9783423623971.jpg German]] are quite different are they the only things the Norwegian and German artists has ever really quite agreed on.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* AdultSwim's ''Series/TheGreatestEventInTelevisionHistory'' borrowed the font used for the show they were first parodying -- ''Series/SimonAndSimon'' -- for their own credits and title, and has since kept the same font for later episodes ''Series/HartToHart'', and ''Series/TooCloseForComfort''
* The pervasive DHARMA Initiative logo on ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' has the Starfleet logo.
** Interestingly enough, this symbol was used in the original series as a symbol for the ''Enterprise'' specifically- other ships had their own badges. Apparently the ''Enterprise'''s exploits were so legendary that the rest of Starfleet adopted the symbol, [[Film/StarTrek even retroactively]].
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has both the eclipse from the title card, and the RNA strand that appears through the series.
* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' lightning bolt, in both its original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' incarnation and the standardized bolt from ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'' onward.
** On the other side of the world, ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' is known for a golden "V" for five, which was remodeled temporarily at [[Series/GoGoSentaiBoukenger the thirty mark]] with three X's being placed around it.
*** Though nowhere near as iconic, the thirty-five mark, ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', intentionally invokes this trope in the same way as ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' (see below), associating each of the 34 previous Sentai teams/seasons with an emblematic icon (usually a detail found on their costumes) - these icons usually flash when the Gokaigers transform into another team.
* ''Series/CharliesAngels'' has the shadow of the three girls in [[AngelsPose poses]], which is so iconic that it is still being parodied decades later.
* The ''Franchise/StargateVerse'' has its [[http://www.seeklogo.com/images/S/Stargate_Earth_Symbol-logo-F41488DDAE-seeklogo.com.gif Earth symbol]].
* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' font is unique enough that it is easily recognizable, and even just the letter "B" by itself is easy to recognize.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** The uppercase-X-from-an-old-typewriter for the series.
** The slanted X-within-a-circle from the first film.
* The logo from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', which even has its own font.
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[[folder:Music]]
* Pretty much nine out of ten HardRock/HeavyMetal bands (some mentioned here) feature their name stylized as a logo.
* Music/TheRollingStones' Tongue and Lip logo, designed by John Pasche.
* Music/TheBeatles "dropped T" logo. Or the apple, you choose.
* Music/{{Aerosmith}}'s "wings" and the psychedelic typeface, which debuted in ''Toys in the Attic''.
* Music/{{Metallica}} lightning font. Again, their DorkAge in the '90s coincided with a short-lived redesign (plainly-written with "fangs" on the M and the final A).
** Coincidentally, Music/{{Megadeth}} also adopted a minimalistic version of their logo for ''Risk'' (which is also part of their own DorkAge). The remaster brought the logo back (as well as in ''Cryptic Writings'', which did not feature the logo at all originally).
* Music/{{ACDC}}'s lightning bolt used as a / (first seen in the international version of ''Let There Be Rock'', but not widely used since ''Highway to Hell''). The [[BigRedDevil red devil's horns]] are also sometimes used.
* Music/{{Queen}}'s crest.
* Music/BlueOysterCult's Hook and Cross, at least for those in the know. (This is the alchemical symbol for lead, a very heavy metal.)
* Music/PublicEnemy's silhouette in rifle scope.
* Music/{{Nirvana}}'s HaveANiceDaySmile.
* Music/{{ABBA}}'s "reverse B/forward B" logo.
* Music/TheMonkees' bright red guitar logo (with heart-shaped tuners!).
* Music/VanHalen's winged "VH" logo. The logo had a slight change during Sammy Hagar's tenure, where the wings for a 3D hoop behind the VH (as seen on the ''5150'' cover).
* Music/{{Weezer}}'s winged W, which is probably influenced by Van Halen, given Rivers Cuomo's taste for hard rock.
* Music/IronMaiden's font. Steve Harris claims to have come up with it himself, but some have noted a similarity between it and the font used on the poster for "''The Man Who Fell to Earth''" (starring Music/DavidBowie).
** And Gordon Giltrap's logo on his albums such as ''Visionary'' and ''Fear Of The Dark'' (also the title of an Music/IronMaiden album, coincidentally or not.)
* Music/{{Motorhead}}'s gothic lettering + Snaggletooth.
* Music/GunsNRoses' pistols with a rose around each.
* Music/{{Chicago}}'s Coca-Cola-esque logo.
* Music/LedZeppelin has both the distinctive font and the symbols representing each member of the band. There's also the zeppelin itself which often appears on album covers.
** Don't forget the Swan Song logo of Icarus.
* Music/{{Journey}} is represented by the scarab beetle on most of their album covers.
* Music/TheKillers' electronic billboard-like logo, as well as their stylized 'E' lightning bolt.
* Music/NineInchNails has the distinctive "NIN" logo where the second N is reversed.
* Music/PinkFloyd doesn't have a logo as such, but the band's name rendered in "Scarfe Script" (used in 1979's ''Music/TheWall'') serves this purpose. The same goes for Roger Waters. Pink Floyd has a few logos, actually: the "pig" from ''Animals'', the Prism from ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'', and the crossed-hammers insignia from ''The Wall''.
* Music/{{Yes}}' overly curvy logo. They, too, had an Iconic Logo-less DorkAge.
* [[Music/JayZ Roc-A]][[Music/KanyeWest -Fella's]] classic Roc pieces.
* Music/TheWho's bulls eye colored with the British flag, with the combined H's and arrow pointing up from the O. Designed by Brian Pike.
* For Music/TheMisfits, The Crimson Ghost skull (from the 1946 film of the same name) serves as both this and their {{mascot}}. The typeface for the band's name seems to come from the ''Famous Monsters of Filmland'' magazine.
* The Music/RedHotChiliPeppers' 8-pronged, red asterisk (scribbled by Anthony Kiedis). Sometimes called "The Angel's A–hole."
* The emblem of Music/TheRamones, styled after Seal of the President of the United States, and designed by Arturo Vega.
* The font used by Music/{{KISS}} was drawn up by Ace Frehley on a poster outside a nightclub they were going to play. His intention was to make the two S's look like lightning bolts. Unfortunately, it also bears a resemblance to the symbol used by [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the SS]], preventing the band from using the font in Germany (their logo is slightly modified over there, with the "SS" looking like a backwards "ZZ").
* Some metal bands also use an inverted pentagram (normally associated with Satan) as their logo:
** Music/{{Anthrax}} has a version with their "A" interposed with the pentagram (though their typeface is much better known);
** Music/{{Slayer}} has a pentagram made up of swords, as seen in the cover of ''Show No Mercy'';
** Music/{{Venom}} has a goat-demon's head (Baphomet, if you want to get technical) drawn neatly inside the pentagram.
* Nu-metal bands have a preference by ragged, scribbled fonts, with the probable intent of looking DarkerAndEdgier. Examples include Music/{{Korn}} (which also employ TheBackwardsR) and Music/{{Slipknot}} (who also have the tribal S).
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[[folder:Networks]]
* The Creator/{{NBC}} peacock logo (in various guises) has been in use since the early days of color television. It even got a ShoutOut in a Disney animation in which Professor von Drake explains the color spectrum.
** In fact, they were ''the'' first network with (NTSC) color (the origin of the logo was to advertise this fact), and even boasted by 1965 that they were the "all-color network" (not ''quite'' true, but still...)
* The Creator/{{CBS}} eye logo, likewise.
* The Fox searchlights. Various parodies note how the "20th Century" part of the logo has been outdated for some time and "update" it, such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s closing titles playing with a "30th Century Fox" logo. Fox's new parent company, 21st Century Fox (a split from News Corp.), has a minimalistic version of the searchlights enclosed in a circle.
** In "That's Lobstertainment", the searchlights are used to cause plane crashes so they can be filmed for use in their movies.
** The searchlights don't really belong in this section; while a stylized version of them was used for early versions of the Fox network's logo, currently it just uses a word mark. Some of Fox's other networks use the searchlights, though, most recognizably the FoxNewsChannel and Fox's O&O's.
* The {{MTV}} logo with a large M and the letters "tv" written inside of it. It even got into Formula 1.
** Inexplicably cut in half at the beginning of 2010 to tell us what they've finally realized fifteen years after the audience knew it: [[NetworkDecay they aren't "Music Television" anymore]].
** The "TV" lettering was also subtly amended to make the bumps smoother.
* The Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} orange splat and its many variations.
** Which was replaced [[http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/dan-macsai/popwise/nickelodeons-new-logo-squint-your-eyes-and-its-basically-just-orange-bar with a new cross-branding logo]] across all of their various networks which resembles the logo used by an eighth-rate pizza place in the 1970s. Oddly inspired by the needs of the network's suits to have a neat business card. Really. The logo of "the first network for kids" was seriously changed to look nicer on something only adults in the broadcast industry care about.
* The Creator/{{ABC}} logo; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcDf3jv4vp4 numerous]] temporary tweaks have been made to the ABC logo over the years, but the basic design of the lower-case "abc" inside a circle has remained the same since 1962. Its must recent updates came in 2006 (where it got a slight gloss treatment), 2007 (where it became a highly stylized glass disc), and 2013 (which returned to a more matte gloss, and is now used in red, steel blue, and yellow colors).
** The [[http://www.ggninfo.com/PIX/TP-WABC7b.jpg "Circle 7"]] (designed for ABC's owned-and-operated stations, which were all on channel 7, in 1962) can probably be considered one of these as well, despite not being as ubiquitous (unless you live in New York, L.A., Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, etc.). It was designed to be interchangeable with the ABC logo; this idea has been eschewed in recent years, as most stations that use the Circle 7 usually do so in conjunction with the network logo. This is because in recent years, most American TV stations have rebranded as their network followed by their channel number, following the "Fox Mandate" that just about all Fox stations do so, so the ABC stations, following this example, become "ABC 7".
* The Canadian network Creator/{{CBC}} is known by many older people as "that station with the exploding pizza logo".
* The UK's Creator/{{Channel 4}} logo, a building-block style "4". Decoloured, but otherwise not changed since 1982.
** The original 1982 version was an early example of CGI. It consisted of coloured plastic blocks on a black background, which flew together (and sometimes apart) in a variety of ways. The 2010s version pays homage to the original but with more sophisticated CGI, by taking shots of real places and adding elements of the Channel 4 logo that come together and then apart as the camera moves around them.
* TheBBC logo since 1997 with the three squares and B, B and C written in each of the squares in negative space. Before 1997 the boxes were slanted and underlined; before that they weren't underlined, but had rounded edges.
** The current font was designed many years before by Eric Gill, who also sculpted the "Prospero and Arial" statue on Broadcasting House, the BBC Radio HQ.
** The BBC 1 spinning globe, until it was retired at the start of the century.
*** Although it was brought out of retirement on occasion for time-travel police dramas ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes''.
** The BBC 2, er, 2, despite the multitude of different idents created since 1991. The 2 was tweaked in 2007, making the counterform in the left part of the logo larger.
* The Thames skyline -- largely thanks to ''Series/TheBennyHillShow''. It even made an appearance on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' -- "British Television But Not the BBC".
* The Granada G-arrow (or unicyclist-with-umbrella) in Britain.
** Likewise, several of the older ITV companies' logos - The ATV Shadowed Eye (based on CBS), the Central Moon, The Yorkshire chevron the main ones, largely due to frequent playings - it was standard for two station idents to precede programmes: The station broadcasting first, then the station who produced/imported the programme.
*** Not necessarily. Some stations ditched opening continuity announcements temporarily and went straight to the logo of the station producing.
* Creator/TheABC in Australia has used a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lissajous_curve lissajous curve]] for its logo since 1963. The logo itself has been updated a few times, starting off as a line, then it gained width, then became 3D. TheOtherWiki calls it "one of the most recognisable logos in Australia."
* Nine Australia has used nine dots since the 70s. They dropped the dots in 2006, but relaunched them again in 2008, and many Aussies saw the drop as the start of Channel Nine's DorkAge.
** Parodied on ABC's ''Channel Nine Show'', the main joke apparently being that it wasn't actually on Nine.
* Creator/CartoonNetwork's checkerboard logo, still used on its VanityPlate years after its on-screen identity was changed to a white C on a black square and black N on a white square in 2004. The font (David Berlow's Eagle Bold) remains consistent between both, and has seen increased use on the channel outside of the logo.
* Creator/{{CNN}}'s connected letters, largely untouched since their 1980 sign-on. The only real change (aside from being changed to red from yellow), made at some point in the 80s, was that the "C" was made less wide, while the first "N" became wider. Often parodied.
* NHK's three eggs.
* Fujisankei Communications has it's own distinct eye logo, which is used for the parent group and for certain subsidiaries (Fuji TV, Pony Canyon, etc.).
* The Creator/{{PBS}} head.
* The Creator/{{HBO}} logo, a relatively easy to duplicate logo (a Helvetica-esque "H" and "B" with a round "O" that includes a dot within it) that has been used in two different variants (one used from 1975 to 1980, and the current version used since 1980 with slight alterations to the "B" and "O") and became synonymous with the network due to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1NKoMNy5bY "HBO in Space"]] feature presentation sequence used between 1982 and 1997, that featured a metallic HBO logo (which was in fact a scale model, as was the rest of the sequence) rotating across a space background with moving stars behind it near the tail end of the sequence that then transitions into a series of light rays that move across and inside the "O" to reveal the type of program being aired ("HBO Feature Presentation", "HBO Special", etc.).
* The Creator/SciFiChannel's ringed planet emblem, before becoming Syfy.
* Brazil's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rede_Globo Globo TV]] has had its "circle in a TV screen in a circle" logo since the mid-70s. Interestingly, the "TV screen" part of the logo recently became more elongated to reflect the change to widescreen format.
* The [[{{Wrestling/WWE}} WWF]] "block" logo of the 80's and early 90's. The "scratch" logo that took its place was equally iconic. The former logo continued to be used occasionally for {{Retraux}} and was allowed on DVD releases until somewhat recently.
* Portugal's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SIC_Portugal.png SIC]] television station has been basically the same since its first broadcast in October 6th, 1992, with the only changes being the colors becoming brighter and the logo itself being made less smudged. (BTW, [[http://hub.tv-ark.org.uk/images/International/international_images/portugal_images/sic/sic_startup_1992a.jpg here]]'s the original logo - not much different, is it?)
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[[folder:Operating Systems]]
* The Windows flag has changed its design over the years, but the general colors and "waviness" have not changed.
** With the upcoming release of Windows 8, the logo has been modified to monochrome[[note]]though the color is variable depending in its use[[/note]] tiles reflective of the OS's new "metro" look that actually looks, shockingly enough [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Windows_logo_and_wordmark_-_2012.svg/1000px-Windows_logo_and_wordmark_-_2012.svg.png like a window]]. The color scheme and waviness are gone, though the former was appropriated for Microsoft's [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Microsoft_logo_and_wordmark.svg new corporate logo]].
* Tux the penguin for Linux.
** Every famous Linux distro has one of these. The Gentoo "hand", the Ubuntu circle, the Debian spiral... you get the picture.
* The BSD [[JustForPun "daemon"]].
* Apple's apple, made a bit blander with the removal of its old rainbow coloration.
* An interesting example of a logo that happened by accident: The makers of the Commodore Amiga home computer created an animated demo to show off their machine's graphics capabilities. One element of this demo, a rotating ball with a red-and-white checkerboard pattern (so you could tell it was rotating), quickly became so heavily associated with the system that a higher-quality version of it became the logo of ''[=AmigaWorld=]'' magazine and, eventually, the company itself.
* Android and the green robot. There's even android puppy!
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} and TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} block font logos and probably a few others for each franchise.
* LegendOfTheFiveRings has the distinctive Clan ''mon'', each a circle containing a stylized image of the Clan's namesake animal depicted in the Clan's color.
* MagicTheGathering has Phyrexia and their logo, a stylized Greek letter [[http://static.tumblr.com/df5249ffda34ff6a8a5a920375a47396/9cctedm/17gmufaga/tumblr_static_1360135560058.png Phi]].
** Additionally, the Guilds of Ravnica [[http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/daily/features/feature210_1.jpg each have an instantly recognizable symbol]][[labelnote:*]]Clockwise from the top: [[ObstructiveBureaucrat The Azorius Senate]], [[Corrupt Church the Orzhov Syndicate]], [[TheChessmaster House Dimir]], [[StuffBlowingUp the Izzet League]], [[TheHedonist Cult of Rakdos]], [[HumanResources Golgari Swarm]], [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Gruul Clans]], the [[BadassArmy Boros Legion]], the [[HiveMind Selesnya Conclave]] and the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke Simic Combine]][[/labelnote]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* The Creator/{{Nintendo}} logo in the oval. Of course, its franchises have iconic logos of their own.
** ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' has two iconic logos of its own; the classic pipe-like font of its [[VideoGame/MarioBros older]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 games]] (which are still used today for the ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' games), and the colorful, cartoonish, jagged font used as the main typeface today.
** ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has used its logo since ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' logo, with the shield and Master Sword behind the Z, has often been used to represent the entire series.
*** Actually, while the logo's typeface stays the same throughout the series, the object behind the Z varies from game to game, being something relevant to it; for example, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' has the eponymous ArtifactOfDoom, while ''[[TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' has the King of Red Lions, Link's sentient ship.
*** The Triforce is an even more iconic symbol of the series (and as a bonus, it is featured pominently on the ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' logo).
** Although this one's more of a forced example on Nintendo's part, the blue-and-yellow[[note]]It's blue-and-red for Southeast Asian countries, without a 3D effect applied to the logo's design.[[/note]] [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/English_Pok%C3%A9mon_logo.svg/500px-English_Pok%C3%A9mon_logo.svg.png international logo]] for the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise. Considering that almost every game[[labelnote:*]]The only true exception is ''VideoGame/HeyYouPikachu'', which is the only game in the franchise to not have "Pokémon" or the "Poké" prefix in its name.[[/labelnote]] in the series uses that ''same exact logo'' for international releases since the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} anime]]'s debut on American television in 1998, it would definitely qualify for this trope.
** Intentionally invoked by the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.'' series, which associates a franchise with a logo that's supposed to be emblematic of the series. ''SuperMarioBros'' has a mushroom, ''{{Metroid}}'' has the Screw Attack symbol, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' has a Poké Ball, ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' has a Triforce, et cetera.
*** For that matter, the ''Super Smash Bros.'' logo itself, the + in a circle, also counts.
* The Creator/ElectronicArts logo. EA Games or EA Sports in a silver ring from '99 to '06. Black (or coloured diferrently depending on game) from '07 and onwards. Of course, the EA Sports "It's in the game" and EA Games' "Challenge Everything" are iconic taglines.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' [[http://www.capsgetpeeled.com/blog/archives/000437.html logo]] pops up a few times in the game, in places where you'd expect, such as the title screen, doors and terminals. Naturally, it is used to represent the entire series. It's also used in ''Halo'', both as obvious references and hidden easter eggs. There is a strangely high number of fan-made drawings of the logo.
** There's also the Pfhor, Tycho, and Jjaro logos, which anybody who's played every game will remember.
* The vast majority of game consoles have one of these, starting with the Sega Genesis's stylized typeface. Then the SNES's four circles (not used in North America for some reason), the PlayStation "PS" logo, the Saturn orb, the Nintendo64's N-cube, GameCube's G-cube, PS2 (and PSP)'s line-art, the Dreamcast spiral, Xbox's green X, and now, the Wii's stylized typeface, the PS3's initial stylized typeface, and the 360 X-sphere.
** The PS3 has switched to line-art similar to what the PS2 used.
*** The initial PS3 logo typeface is perfectly recognizable -- the same one used for the live-action {{Spider-Man}} [[Film/{{Spider-Man}} movies']] logos!
* {{Atari}}'s logo is also pretty recognizable.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' logo with its indicative "[[http://www.sectorten.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/0100-halo2.jpg O]]" is known almost everywhere by now. The O is so indicative of the series that the promotional logos of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' were the numbers 2 and 3 inside the O.
* The Lambda inside of a circle is the iconic logo of ''VideoGame/HalfLife''. It also had a blue variation for ''Blue Shift'' and a green variation for ''Opposing Force''
** The [[VideoGame/POrtal Aperture Science]] logo is instantly recognizable.
** The four piece logo in the ''TeamFortress'' series, either as the tilted to the side and toon-ish for ''TeamFortress2'' or worn out with bullet holes in ''TeamFortressClassic''.
** ''{{Garrysmod}}'''s lowercase g in a blue box, started ever since it was released on {{Steam}}, the game originally had a ''PacMan'' like logo
* The ''MortalKombat'' dragon.
* The [[{{Sega}} SEGA]] [[http://wii.brewology.com/images/news/032009sega_logo.JPG logo]].
** SonicTheHedgehog's silhouetted head, used by both the franchise and Sonic Team.
* The Konami logo, which used to be an instantly-recognizable pair of red and orange squigglies arranged in S form, but which they then charged to dull white text on a red slanted edge shape for whatever nonsensical reason.
** Prior to the "red-and-orange sqiggles", they had a logo with a stylized typeface where the "K" attached to the "o". Also, there were two "squiggle" variants: an italicized "''KONAMI''", and a normal "KONAMI".
** Speaking of Konami: ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution''[='s=] distinctive arrow, even though it rarely if ever appears in the games' title logos. The series gained its own dedicated logo in 2009 (debuting in the artwork on U.S. DDR X cabinets, and being used officially on X2), featuring a stylized of the distinctive pad controller. However, even in this case, its based more off the designs on the arcade pads themselves, with their plainer white arrows and distinctive blue/pink coloring.
** Kojima Productions' logo, naturally, goes meta: its logo is the [[Franchise/MetalGear FOX]] symbol.
* The block letters and Creator/YoshitakaAmano's background drawing of the ''FinalFantasy'' series, which many other RPG developers [[FollowTheLeader have tried to emulate]].
* The ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed'' series has its own [[http://rocktransmission.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/need-for-speed-logo.jpg iconic logo]] that looks like a stylized speedometer. Debuted in ''Undercover'', but most noticable in the games since ''Hot Pursuit'' and ''Shift 2: Unleashed''.
** Of course, the series itself must have featured at least one of every iconic logo in the automotive folder above.
* The Creator/LucasArts "Golden Man" logo, sometimes parodied in its games. (Such as using a double ended [[LaserSword Saber]] to deflect several blaster shots before using force lightning in the ''VideoGame/JediAcademy'', VanityPlate)
* Creator/{{Ubisoft}}'s purple spiral circle thing with their name next to it.
** The [[http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Assassin_insignia Assassin Isignia]] is really recognizable.
* Creator/SquareEnix's straight block font that has the red lines on the E's.
** Before that, Square/Squaresoft's italicized writing with a red triangle under a larger white triangle for an A.
* It isn't used as much as it might seem, but PacMan's "pizza-with-slice-missing" logo is technically one of these (more to the point, it's the character himself). Even the "PAC-MAN" logo itself (with the icon representing the "C") is iconic.
* In a strange twist, the (still iconic) [[http://www.mariopiano.com/Super-Mario-Bros-1985-Title-Screen.png original logo]] for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' only appears in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros'' and ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii''. The ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' letters, on the other hand, have proved much more popular, being reused for games up to and including ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy2'' and most spin-offs.
* Rare ''had'' one of these, until they decided to swap it for a generic green logo.
* No Warcraft fan can see [[http://www.wowpedia.org/images/d/d8/HordeLogo.jpg this image]] and not shout "For the Horde"!
* All of the ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' games have the title written in beaten, golden metal with the Greek letter Omega in the background.
* Creator/GameArts' original logo (somewhat resembling a paper clip), which can be seen on the sides of levels 3 and 7 in ''VideoGame/{{Thexder}}''. This was replaced by a more prosaic rendering of the letters "GA" in 2000.
* ''{{Minecraft}}'''s grass block viewed from an isometric perspective.
* ''{{Terraria}}'''s green tree, which has several variants for specific biomes as shown in some trailers.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''LastRes0rt'' has "Chaos", which refers to both the full GearsOfWar-esque logo and the blooddrop-shaped skull inside the logo. Used liberally both as part of the title font (with Chaos in place of the '0' in Res0rt) as well as within the comic itself as the show's logo (including an artsy version of it for the City of Wonder)!
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' features four prominent logos, two of which first seen only on the website itself and two that are originally from within ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': the "''Webcomic/{{Jailbreak}}'' head" seen on the homepage and on the unofficial wiki; the logo for the site's merchandising company, What Pumpkin (name drawn from a RunningGag found in three of the site's comics); and the "house" and "spirograph" of ''Sburb'', with their many variants. All of these have been seen in-comic at one point or another.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} globe made of puzzle pieces, which is incomplete to reinforce the idea that Wikipedia is a work-in-progress. It has been parodied by various other wikis, including [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Wookieepedia]] (the incomplete Death Star from ''ReturnOfTheJedi''), the Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures Wiki (the head that links to Andrew Hussie's web page with a puzzle piece taken out) and Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}} (a potato made of puzzle pieces).
* Google's multicolored title.
* The lampshaded T in the logo for this site.
** As well as the TV picture used as the favicon.
* The "Tankman" above the {{Newgrounds}} logo.
* Facebook's white lowercase F in a blue background.
* The Wiki/{{SCP Foundation}}'s circle with three arrows pointing inwards, surrounded by a larger circle with three rectangular bumps facing outwards (even though site members maintain that the logo isn't official in-universe).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The squiggly line of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' logo
* ''TheFlintstones''
* The ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats'' logo.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SilverHawks'' logo.
* From {{Transformers}}, the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/00/Autobotsymbol.jpg Autobot]] and [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Decepticon_small.jpg Decepticon]] logos
* Though nowhere near as iconic as the "no-ghost" logo used by Columbia Pictures' Ghostbusters, the 'Busters of the Filmation world have a logo of their own. Two, in fact--in 1975, it looked like [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/790pxghostbusterslogoin.png/ this]], and in 1986, it looked like [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/39/fgb1.jpg/ this]].
* From ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang's blue arrow or the symbols for the four elements.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Religion and Politics]]
* This is the entire point of nations having flags, coats of arms, and other national symbols.
* The cross, the crescent, the star of David, the Yin-Yang, the Pentagram...
** The Salvation Army's red shield.
** Interestingly, the crescent is not so much a symbol for Islam as for the old Turkish empire.
** The need for a snappy logo is what drove the New Atheist movement of the early 21st century to adopt several different logos, the most commonly-used being [[http://colormeatheist.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/atheist-scarlet-letter.png an italicized red A]].
** Freemason's square and compasses.
** The pyramids represented death. Nowadays, it just looks pretty.
* The Swastika (a widely used good-luck symbol until hijacked), the hammer and the sickle, the red star, the circled A...
** The Peace sign. Originally the logo of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (it supposedly incorporates the semaphore positions for C, N and D).
* The [[{{Eagleland}} bald eagle]] is a living example, as is the Spanish bull.
** And the Kangaroo has come to represent Australia, despite the emu being on the coat of arms as well.
* In the US, the donkey for the Democrats and elephant for the Republicans.
** And a tiger for New York's Tammany Hall political machine.
** In Brazil, PT's red star and PSDB's toucan.
** The White House.
* While many symbols are shared in various forms between countries, the maple leaf will always represent Canada.
* The Union Jack for British settlements, the southern cross for countries in the southern hemisphere, the Nordic Cross for the Nordics.
* The hand-holding-a-red-rose [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1a/Red_Rose_(Socialism).svg/300px-Red_Rose_(Socialism).svg.png logo]] used by many Socialist and Social Democratic parties around the world.
* [[UsefulNotes/TheRedCross The International Red Cross]] and their various national entities have a variety of logos that are recognized by international treaty and UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar as granting special protections during wartime (hence why red crosses are used to denote TheMedic, or vehicles or buildings used by the same, as they are considered noncombatants in wartime. Many rules restrict what that logo can be used on or for. A hospital can't be used as a military barracks or a command post, nor can an ambulance or a hospital ship serve as a troop transport.
* The blue UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} "meatball". The "worm" was never as good.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Sports]]
* The Olympics' 5 interconnected rings.
* The [[AmericanFootball NFL]] and {{NHL}} have their shields (both which were modernized in the 2000's), while the [[{{Basketball}} NBA]] (with Jerry "The Logo" West) and [[{{Baseball}} MLB]] have their silhouettes.
* The EnglishPremierLeague's regal crowned lion with a leg propped up by a football.
** Along with many of the shields and crests of the [[BritishFootyTeams top teams]], including the red devil of Manchester United, the cannon of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur's rooster atop an old style ball, and the elaborate logo of Liverpool F.C.
** The UEFAChampionsLeague Starball. They even use a different coloured version of it for the final each season.
* The Big Ten Conference's "Hidden 11" (with the numerals in negative space) logo designed to subtly include Penn State's admission into the conference without a name change, and current "BIG/B10" version which is made to fold in "BIG" and "10" into three characters (sometimes written as "B1G").
* The Southeastern Conference's classic "letters formed into a circle" logo, which needs no elaboration ([[FanMyopia at least for American college sports fans]]).
* The New York Yankees interlocking NY (shared with the Knicks).
* The "Birds on Bat" of the St. Louis Cardinals.
* The Boston Red Sox "B".
* The Green Bay Packers/Georgia Bulldogs "G" (with differing color schemes).
** Grambling State University uses the same logo with yet a third color scheme.
* The Philadelphia Phillies "P".
** Also from Philly, the Philadelphia Flyers' "Winged P" logo, which has remained with the franchise since its inception in 1967.
* Notre Dame's fighting leprechaun, and the friendly ball-spinning one of the Boston Celtics.
* The Dallas Cowboys' star.
* The Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo is one of the more parodied logos, as it is both distinctive and generic (and arguably offensive).
* The University of Texas Longhorn is widely known across America.
* The Detroit Red Wings' winged wheel.
** All of the NHL's Original Six teams[[note]]The Red Wings, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, and Chicago Blackhawks[[/note]] have iconic logos and uniforms.
* The WWF/WWE "scratch" logo, and before that, the faux-chrome WWF. WCW had its minimalistic letters logo for most of its existence; the change to the TotallyRadical logo was one of the bigger heralds of the end. ECW had the block lettering decorated with barbed wire.
** Some wrestlers have their own distinct logos, such as the Undertaker's cross, Steve Austin's smoking skull, The Rock's Brahma bull, Shawn Michaels' broken/bleeding heart, etc.
* The San Antonio Spurs' Spur.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other]]
* Various Girl Scout trefoil designs, the fleur de lis, Ronald [=McDonald=]....
* The mask, rose, and cracked-mirror lettering of ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
* The Little Cosette emblem of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', taken from an original illustration from the book.
** For the [[Film/LesMiserables2012 film version]] there's a photograph based precisely on the illustration.
* The Victorinox Swiss Army [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Victorinox_logo_2009.svg cross]]
* The London Transport (now [=TfL=]) [[http://www.ltmcollection.org/roundel/index.html roundel]]. Often imitated, but you'd better ask permission first because their lawyers are watching.
* The logo for San Francisco's Municipal Railway or [[http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/assets_c/2010/05/Muni%20logo-thumb-500x247.jpg "Muni"]].
* The CC in a television set for Closed Captioning systems.
* Sporcle.com have a trick question in their [[http://www.sporcle.com/games/g/corplogos Corporate Logo Quiz]]. [[spoiler: [[HiddenInPlainSight It's their own logo]]]].
* The GotMilk logo, which is simply the text "got milk?"
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