23 Brilliant Logos With Hidden Messages

icecream / 平面设计 设计译文 / 01.10.10

Logos aren’t always what they seem. Some of these logos can hold a lot of information about the brand, all you have to do is look at the clues. I’ve selected 23 great logos that have some sort of hidden message. I’m sure you’ve seen some of these hidden messages before, but I hope I’ve been able to show you some new ones as well.

标志通常不只是你看到表象。许多标志包含了关于品牌的丰富信息,想知道这些就要寻找隐藏在其中的线索。我选择了23个都包含隐信息的标志。我确定有些你已经早就看出其中的奥秘,但是我希望这次能够展示给你一些你还不知道的新东西。翻译:fisher 博客:http://icblog.cz.ccBig Ten

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Big Ten is an academic union which was founded in the year 1896. Until 1990, this union consisted of 10 universities, but in June 1990 Pennsylvania State University was added. They didn’t want to change their name, so they added the number 11 to the logo.

Big Ten大学联盟是在1896年建立的,直到1990年,联盟始终囊括十所大学,但是1990年六月宾夕法尼亚州立大学也被加入其中。他们还不想改成Big Eleven,所以他们巧妙的把数字十一隐藏到标志中。(字母T的两侧)

Amazon.com

amazon

This logo doesn’t seem to hide much at first sight, but it gives you a little insight in the philosophy behind the brand. First of all, the yellow swoosh looks like a smile: Amazon.com want to have the best customer satisfaction. The swoosh also connects the letters a and z, meaning that this store has everything from a to z.

这个标志第一眼看不出太多隐含信息,但是它间接透露给出了一点企业的经营宗旨。首先,那个黄色的箭头就像一张甜美的微笑:亚马逊展示了一个良好的为客户服务形象。这个符号也起到了指向作用,链接字母a到z,意思是亚马逊的商品无所不包。

Eighty-20

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Eighty-20 is a small consulting firm. Most people think that the logo has nothing to do with the brand name. But the trick is to view the dark squares as 1’s and the light squares as 0’s. Then the top line reads 1010000 and the bottom line reads 0010100, which represent 80 and 20 in binary.

Eighty 20是一个咨询公司(金融咨询和数据公司设计)。许多人觉得这个标志对企业名称没什么诠释。但是你要知道深色方块代表数字1而浅色方块代表数字0。这样上边一排就是1010000而第二排代表0010100,用二进制计算就是80和20。

Fedex

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This is probably one of the best known logos with a hidden meaning. If you look closely, you’ll see an arrow that’s formed by the letters E and x. This arrow symbolizes speed and precision, two major selling points of this company.

这可可能是最好理解的标志了。如果你仔细看,你会发现字母E和x之间有个箭头。这个箭头象征着两个公司主要的特点:速度和精确。

Continental

continental

Continental is a manufacturer of tyres. You could actually see this in their logo, because the first two letters create a 3-dimensional tyre.

Continental是一家论坛制造厂,你一定可以从标志中看得出来,因为前两个字母建立出一个三维的轮胎图形。

Toblerone

toblerone

Toblerone is a chocolate-company from Bern, Switzerland. Bern is sometimes called ‘The City Of Bears’. They have incorporated this idea in the Toblerone logo, because if you look closely, you’ll see the silhouette of a bear.

Toblerone是一家位于瑞士伯尔尼的巧克力公司。伯尔尼常被称作“熊之城”。他们们把这个点子合成到标志中,因为你仔细看会发现山的图形中有一只站立的熊。

Baskin Robins

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The old logo of Baskin Robbins had the number 31 with an arc above it. The new logo took this idea to the next level. The pink parts of the BR still form the number 31, a reference to the 31 flavours.

布里斯班的老标志在31上有一个弧线(看这里)。新的标志中突出31的想法进步了。粉色部分一样使31很突出,暗指31冰淇淋香甜的滋味。

Sony Vaio

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Sony Vaio is a well known brand of laptops. But did you know that the name Vaio logo also had a hidden meaning? Well, the first two letters represent the basic analogue signal. The last two letters look like a 1 and 0, representing the digital signal.

索尼Vaio是众所周知的笔记本品牌。但是你知道Vaio标志隐藏了怎样的信息么?好的,前两个字母的抽像形式代表基础模拟信号。最后两个字母表示1和0,代表点子数字信号。

Eight

eight

I really love this logo: every letter is made of the number 8.

我真的很喜欢这个标志,每个字母都构成数字8.

Carrefour

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Carrefour is one of the biggest European retailers, and it’s also French for “crossroads”. The logo symbolizes this word via two opposite arrows. They also added the first letter of the name, because if you look closely you’ll see the letter C in the negative space between the two arrows.

家乐福是欧洲最大的零售商之一,也是法国重要的命脉。标志抽像出两个相对的箭头。他们也加上了家乐福的首字母,当你仔细看就会发现两个箭头中间的负型C。

Roxy

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Roxy is a company that specializes in clothing and accessories for girls who love snowboarding, surfing… The company is actually a part of Quiksilver. The Roxy logo is made of two Quiksilver logos that form a heart.

诺克斯是一家专门为那些喜欢滑雪和冲浪等女性设计衣服和附属品的公司。这家公司附属于Quiksilver。诺克斯的标志用两个Quiksilver的标志组合成一个心型。

Unilever

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Unilever is one of the biggest producers of food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. They produce a huge amount of different products and they wanted to reflect this in their logo. Each part of the logo has a meaning. For example: the heart represents love, care and health –  feeling good, a bird is a symbol of freedom. Relief from daily chores – getting more out of life.

联合利华是最大的食物、饮料清洁用品和个人护理生产商之一,他们生产了大量不同的产品并且他们要在logo中体现出来。标志中的每个部分都有其含义。例如:心形代表爱、关怀、健康,鸟的图形代表自由,从每天的繁杂的家务中解放出来并获得更高品质的生活。

Northwest Airlines

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This simple looking logo actually carries a whole lot of information. First of all you can see the letters N and W, the first two letters of the brand name. But what most people don’t see is the compass that points to the Northwest, another reference to the brand name.

这个看似简单的标志实际上承载了很多信息。首先你能看到字母N和W这两个Northwest的缩写。但是很多看不出来那个三角形指向圆环的西北方向,这是另一个对品牌的提示。

Milwaukee Brewers

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The Milwaukee Brewers is a professional baseball team from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (well, duh…). Their logo is actually made up of the letters M (on top) and B (below the m). These two letters also form a baseball glove.

密尔沃基酿酒人是一个来自威斯康星一个叫密尔沃基的职业棒球队。他们的标志由上边的M和下边的B构成,这两个字母也组成了棒球手套的图形。

Hartford Whalers

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This logo also uses a negative space to create the letter H. You can see three different parts: the letter H and W and a whale’s tail in blue.

这个标志也利用了负形空间去建立一个字母H。你能看到三个不同的部分:字母H和W还有一个蓝色的鲸鱼尾巴。

Tostitos

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If you look at the centre of this logo, you can see two people enjoying a Tostito chip with a bowl of salsa. This logo conveys an idea of people connecting with each other.

如果你注意看这个标志的中心部分,你能看到两个人正在享受他们的沾莎莎酿的图斯玉米片。这个标志表达出人和人彼此之间的联系。

Formula 1

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At first, this logo might not make much sense. But if you look closely, you’ll see the number 1 in the negative space between the F and the red stripes. I also love how this logo communicates a feeling of speed.

首先这个标志可能不好辨识,但是如果仔细看你能看到数字1在字母F和红色条纹中间。我也非常喜欢这个标志营造出来的速度感。

Elefont

elefont

This logo might look like a simple letter, but don’t be fooled: you can see a part of an elephant’s trunk in the negative space inside the letter e.

这个标志看着非常简单,但是别被蒙了:你能看到大象的鼻子作为负形在字母e中。

Sun Microsystems

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The Sun logo is one of the most famous ambigrams in the world. You can read the brand name in every direction; both horizontally and vertically. This logo was designed by professor Vaughan Pratt of the Stanford University.

太阳微系统公司的标志是全世界最知名的利用字体变形制作标志案例之一。你能在各个方向读到品牌的名称,横向或纵向。这个标志由斯坦福大学的Vaughan Pratt教授设计。

NBC

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The NBC (National Broadcasting Company) is one of the biggest American television networks. I think most of you have already seen the peacock in this logo. The peacock has 6 different tail feathers, referring to the six divisions at the time that this logo was created. The peacock’s head is  flipped to the right to suggest it was looking forward, not back.

Nbc是美国最大的网络电视公司,我想你们中很多人都早已经看到标志中的孔雀形状。孔雀有6种不同颜色的尾部羽毛,构成的依据是NBC旗下的6个分开的业务。孔雀的头转向右侧意味着向前看不要回头。

GreenLabs

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I know this logo looks like a simple, boring green tree, but if you look at the tree crown, you’ll see that it can also be interpreted as a brain. The logo lays emphasis on the strong intellectual capabilities of the company’s staff and also reflects ‘green’ and ‘labs’ parts of their name.

我知道这个标志看起来简单,单调的绿树,但是如果看树冠会发现它被诠释为大脑。这个标志强调了公司员工强大的智慧和才干也体现了品牌中的“绿色”和“实验”。

Presbyterian Logo

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If you think the previous logos were a good example of a hidden meaning, then take a look at this logo. It’s the seal of the Presbyterian church and it has several hidden messages. If you want to learn them all, you should take a look at this article.

如果你想之前那些看过的标志是很好的隐信息案例的话,那么看看这个标志。它是长老会教堂的印章并且它有很多暗藏的信息。如果你想全部都了解就看看这篇文章

Twins

twins

This logo was made for twins. To reflect the essence of the duo, a bold typeface was created to reflect the boldness of their approaches. The number 2 was integrated to show the creativeness of their ideas.

这个标志是为twins(好象是两兄弟开的创意工作室叫bold creative)做的。为了表现这对胞兄的特点,于是利用黑粗体字来体现他们的勇敢和自信。数字2被合并到标志中更好的体现了他们的创意。

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