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Should an event logo contain a date and a year? Perhaps it is not known yet if it will be an annual event. Would just having the date be specific enough?

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Some might, some won't. There's no rule that says what logos for events should contain.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jul 23 at 1:21
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    Well the Olympics 2021 needs a skull and crossbones :)
    – Scott
    Jul 23 at 5:32
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This is more preference for the designer/client. An event can easily have or not have any dates integrated directly into its logo.

If it's unknown whether the event will be annual, but the year/date is desired by the client, then one should design with date modification in mind.

These are merely some random Google finds as examples. You can see the date is placed and designed in a manner that allows it to either be easily removed, or easily edited. It's not overly integrated with other elements. There's merely some attention to aesthetic harmony where the date is concerned.

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I recommend putting the year on. In future years it makes the logo branded items more collectable and a more vivid time capsule of an event.

And makes things easier for future historians too!

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