Graphic symbols and elements we see in famous logos today are a result of numerous techniques studied in the last couple of centuries. Considering the evolution of our society and its demands the old Instagram logo, introduced in 2010, might just not cut it today. The original Apple logo with its realistic style drawing looks way too complicated and forgettable for us, while the old Starbucks logo shows some indecency in it. We, as a society, are more used to simplistic style these days. Also, since we've gotten better at understanding symbols, famous logos changed taking in mind our demands.

Take a look at this list compiled by Bored Panda for example. In it, you'll find some of the world's most famous logos, both how they look now and how they looked in the beginning. While you probably recognize all of the contemporary ones, many of their original counterparts aren't so easy to identify.

#1

Bored Panda

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Alice Saint
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4 years ago

I like the old one better, too. Why did you drop the leaf?

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#2

Apple

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Robert O
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4 years ago

Well so much for all the story's stating the Apple logo had noting to do with Newton

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#3

Mozilla Firefox

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SuperGluglu Aroulette
Community Member
4 years ago

Soooo.. Mozilla firefox used to be a fireduck?...

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#4

Starbucks

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Caramel000
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4 years ago

Wooah... Prefer recent one

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#5

Walt Disney

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Maika Samson
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4 years ago

Guess he just walt away

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#6

Google

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Samantha Martin
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4 years ago

+1 If you remember that original logo!!

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#7

Nokia

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John Kuki
Community Member
4 years ago

So Nokia was in the fish business?

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#8

Lego

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Benny Lava
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4 years ago

The current one is genius.

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#9

Canon

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Yugan Talovich
Community Member
4 years ago

So Canon started out as Kwanon, Guan Yin, what Westerners call the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Only Guan Yin is asexual, and not a god.

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#10

Amazon

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Caramel000
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4 years ago

Realised that the new Amazon symbol buys you stuff A-Z looking at where the arrow is going

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#11

Nintendo

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Teo Vilos
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4 years ago

nintendo used to be marlboro

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#12

Ford

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Svitlana Kornieienko
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4 years ago

jack daniels! :)

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#13

Twitter

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Nikola Dola
Community Member
4 years ago

Why the slime lol

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#14

Volkswagen

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Ego_TheMusic
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4 years ago

Sorta like a stylised swastika

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#15

Coca Cola

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Dev En Der
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4 years ago

It is still poison.

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#16

Snapchat

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AJ Blakeman
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4 years ago

He just turned around . . .

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#17

Playboy

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

I remember back in the day when girls would tan, everyone had those little bunny stickers they would put on before they laid out, and would flaunt their little tan tattoo lol Anyone else remember that?

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#18

Mtv

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Tu es fou
Community Member
4 years ago

When? It wasn't like that long. Early 80s already had a version of the current logo.

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#19

Kentucky Fried Chicken

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Nikola Dola
Community Member
4 years ago

it looks like he is a stick man :D

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#20

Discovery Channel

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Anirudh Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

So discovery channel started back when people still believed in a flat earth!

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#21

Burger King

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Caitlin Paige
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4 years ago

The first one is so cute!

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#22

Adidas

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Moyal Nathalie
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4 years ago

I bet it changed around world war 2

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#23

Shell

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Octavio Díaz
Community Member
4 years ago

Well that was literal...

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#24

Ikea

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Peresa Reflin Noel Sekeon
Community Member
4 years ago

Still not a cool logo...

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#25

Nestle

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Anirudh Sharma
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4 years ago

From creepy pasta to maggi noodles.

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#26

Mcdonald's

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Auburn Skies
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4 years ago

McDonalds was a barbecue?? why cant that be our fast food place?

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#27

Pepsi

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Andzia Grabowska
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4 years ago

Is it me or the first pepsi logo is simmilar to the current coca-cola?

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#28

At&t

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Ani Asnever
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4 years ago

I don't know why it never occurred to me that AT&T was short for anything.

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#29

Fedex

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Jenny Dijkstra
Community Member
4 years ago

Federal Express Express..?

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#30

Ge Healthcare

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Anirudh Sharma
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4 years ago

The first one would sell better, its written by a doctor!

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#31

Heineken

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Vladimir Nedeljković
Community Member
4 years ago

So they adopted socialism?

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#32

Mazda

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路锴
Community Member
4 years ago

mazida=松田=pine and crop field

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#33

Visa

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Michelle Collins
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! I forgot all about the old visa logo!

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#34

Adobe Systems

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Jelmer Jellema
Community Member
4 years ago

Probably just used Photoshop to make the first one because they thought indesign was too expensive for just one logo.

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#35

Pampers

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Olivia Horner
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4 years ago

I like the current one, really cute!

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#36

Nissan

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Roel Collignon
Community Member
4 years ago

They knew how to flat desgn. This first one is just better!

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#37

Lay's

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Kat The-best Klyszcz
Community Member
4 years ago

Walkers

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#38

Microsoft

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Julianne Davis
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4 years ago

This is the current logo. Microsoft-...26645d.jpg Microsoft-Logo-574753226645d.jpg

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#39

Eskimo

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Joanna Kałczewiak
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that Algida?

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#40

Kodak

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Kaskadyan Vko
Community Member
4 years ago

EKC stands for Eastman Kodak Co

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#41

Samsung

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Marcus McArthur
Community Member
4 years ago

The Samsung Steelers?

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#42

Audi

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J.B.
Community Member
4 years ago

Not quite. the "current" logo is of Auto Union, of which Audi became part of.

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#43

British Airways

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Morten Petersen
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4 years ago

British airways was called - British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) and had a completely different logo. check out british airways homepage they have some cool fotos from the early days.

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#44

Dell

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Susan Blackman
Community Member
4 years ago

Really bad kerning on the first one

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#45

Instagram

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Viatrix Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

Boooo.... ;(

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#46

Procter And Gamble

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Ausra Z
Community Member
4 years ago

The first one was awesome, very memorable

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#47

Rca

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Little blue kitten
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4 years ago

the old one is soo cute!

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#48

Ibm

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Petry Bosch
Community Member
4 years ago

ITRCO stands for: International Time Recording COmpagny

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#49

Walmart

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Jim Hubbard
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4 years ago

I thought it was Kurt Vonnegut's asshole painting.... 99d5ec6e3b...526d61.jpg 99d5ec6e3ba3af8dd2068b8d1f56e040-57479fa526d61.jpg

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#50

Xerox

Xerox

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Nelson Mocan
Community Member
4 years ago

First one looks some X MEN logo or a XMEN Costume belt

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