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Source:  http://myfilmviews.com/2012/01/19/the-story-behind-the-columbia-pictures-logo/
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  1. January 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm | #1

    I do love this series, really interesting to see a logo evolve over the years. Great idea matey!

    • January 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm | #2

      Thanks Scott, there are still enough other things to focus on, so I’m planning to keep making them for a while.

  2. January 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm | #3

    Love reading about these things from the film biz. Had no idea they had used a model from 1992. Love the evolution here.

    • January 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm | #4

      Nice to hear you are enjoying these Jaina!

  3. rtm
    January 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm | #5

    I’m w/ Scott, LOVE this series, brilliant! This is one of my favorite movie logos, it’s classy looking. Looking forward to which logo you’ll feature next :)

    • January 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm | #6

      Happy to hear that Ruth. I still have to decide which one it is going to be next time!

  4. January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm | #7

    What a fascinating post! I love finding about about the history of logos and seeing how they evolve over time.

  5. January 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm | #9

    Love the idea behind this series! History can be such a fascinating thing, especially when it involves film history! :D

    Cannot wait to read more!

    • January 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm | #10

      Thanks Matt! There are so many cinema history related questions one could ask and I enjoy finding the answers, so this feature will probably keep going for a while :)

  6. January 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm | #11

    I agree with the others, this is a great series. It’s fascinating to see how the logo has evolved over the years while retaining its key element: the torch lady.

    • January 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm | #12

      Thank you Claire. Since she is the personification of the name they really couldn’t leave her out :)

  7. January 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm | #13

    Hey! That’s the post I was wating for :D The history of the logo is so interesting, especially the story of the name Columbia. The version used nowadays is so elegant and beautiful. I think it’s one of my favourite logos!

    • January 26, 2012 at 10:04 am | #14

      Happy to read you were waiting for it. It was interested finding out what the name meant, didn’t know that either!

  8. February 13, 2012 at 4:53 am | #15

    Hey, I’ve found an image of the 1924-1928 Columbia Pictures logo: http://postimage.org/image/f88gxv3e3/

  9. james
    February 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm | #17

    what about tristar?

    • February 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | #18

      This is an ongoing series, so they might be featured in a future installment.

  10. February 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm | #19

    Great series, but whatever happened to 1944-1960, years which include Columbia’s two greatest successes at the Oscar: From Here to Eternity and On the Waterfront?

    • February 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm | #20

      Thanks for mentioning that, just rechecked it and made a typo there. The 1936 logo was used till 1976 although it got replaced by a colorised version. Have updated this in the article!

  11. Anonymous
    February 22, 2012 at 5:49 pm | #23

    Hey, thanx so much for creating such a good post, i’m doing a college assignment atm on company logos and film title sequences, and i found so much usful information on these logo posts of yours :D thankyou for the help! and not to worry, i have referenced all the quotes i borrowed, so my tutors no it written my me haha :P

    • February 23, 2012 at 10:09 am | #24

      Glad to be able to help, hope you get a good grade for it!

  12. Anonymous
    February 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm | #25

    oops, typo *it wasn;t written by me haha :)

  13. Anonymous
    August 5, 2012 at 11:40 pm | #26

    Wow the original logo for colombia pictures! I wonder if they have a video for the logo?

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