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Questions about symbols or marks as used for corporate identification, identity, and branding.


A logotype (logo) is a simple graphic element whose core function is identification. Logos are often part of corporate design or visual identify. In general, a brand will maintain a single logo (possibly with a small number of variants for different media or 'sub brands').

Paul Rand describes a logo as...

A logo is a flag, a signature, an escutcheon.

A logo doesn’t sell (directly), it identifies.

A logo is rarely a description of a business.

A logo derives its meaning from the quality of the thing it symbolizes, not the other way around.

A logo is less important than the product it signifies; what it means is more important than what it looks like.