Logos beginning with the letter I

Already time to write about logos with I. Last week we were talking about the letter H. The weeks pass by so quickly. Here I will present five very different logos beginning with the letter I. Try to see what they have in common. If anything at all. 

It’s another logo alphabet post today, this time focusing on companies beginning with the ever-solitary letter I.

There are a few reasons why some logo designs begin with the letter “I.” Firstly, the letter “I” is a simple and straightforward letter that has a clear visual identity. This makes it easy for designers to create a recognizable and memorable logo using this letter as a starting point.

Secondly, the letter “I” can stand for a variety of words and concepts, such as “innovation,” “ideas,” “inspiration,” and “information.” This makes it a versatile option for companies that want to create a logo that reflects their brand values and personality.

Lastly, there may be a trend or fashion within the design industry that favors the letter “I” for logo designs. Similar to how certain colors, shapes, and font styles can become popular for a period of time, certain letters may also be favored by designers for their aesthetic appeal or versatility.

1. The iconic IBM Logo begins with I

IBM. The famous logo with I that everybody recognizes.

We start this logos with I serie with the famous IBM logo. Also known as International Business Machines Corporation. The iconic design was created  in 1972 by Paul Rand. However, the company actually began all the way back in 1911 as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation. Following the merger of three separate companies. IBM invented a number of groundbreaking pieces of modern technology including the ATM, the floppy disk, the hard disk drive and the Watson artificial intelligence.


2. The Swedish Furniture Guant IKEA’s Logo with I

IKEA blue and yellow logo with I. The Swedish furniture store really has made their brand famous all over the world.

Second one up, IKEA. Founded by a 17 year old Ingvar Kamprad in Sweden in 1943. Its name formed by his initials (IK) followed by those of Elmtaryd and Agunnaryd, which are the names of the farm and village where he grew up.  Amusingly, IKEA’s huge amount of self-assembly furniture has made it the world’s third largest consumer of wood. Interestingly, coming in behind The Home Depot and Lowe’s.


3. Intel’s Logo 

intel iconic logo with a cut off circle all in blue. Simple logo

The name is a portmanteau of the words Integrated and Electronics.Not Intelligence, as is often incorrectly assumed. Founded on the 18th of July 1968. The company produced the first commercial microprocessor chip in 1971, and during the 1990s adverts featuring the slogan “Intel Inside” made both it and its now famous Pentium processor household names.


4. Industrial Light & Magic 

A lightbulb sticking out from inside a sun. Industrial Light & Magic A Luucasfilm Company

This is the name George Lucas gave to the production company he founded in May 1975. This happened when he found out that 20th Century Fox’s special effects department had been shut down just as he was given to go-ahead to make Star Wars. The company’s original logo was designed by famous movie poster artist Drew Struzan. Featuring a classic top hatted magician conjuring a ball of light as he emerged from a cog.


5.  Icon Productions 

Icon production's gorgeous logo. An eye and a nose of an old Egyptian.

Last comes my personal favorite, Icon Productions. This logo with I was founded in August of 1989 by Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey, his Australian producing partner. More importantly, it happened when he experienced trouble financing his 1990 film Hamlet. Icon has produced a variety of films including: What Women Want,  The Singing Detective and Gibson’s controversial The Passion of the Christ. The film logo itself is a small section of the Theotokos of Vladimir icon, which depicts Mary and the baby Jesus.

Next we’ll be looking at logos beginning with the letter J, which you can make suggestions for if you feel so inclined. Simply leave a comment here, tweet us @thelogocompany using the #fridayfeature hash tag or leave a message on our Facebook page.

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