Unchanged for decades. 5 Indian Logos we love!
There’s a reason why we love these logos - they got it right the first time.
These logos remain unchanged and still loved, several decades after they came about.
We draw inspiration from the quality of these classics whenever we are on a logo design mission for a client.
STATE BANK OF INDIA
Year : 1970
The current SBI logo was designed by NID alumnus Shekhar Kamat almost 45 years ago. Many interpretations have been drawn for its form. The one we subscribe to is also the most widely accepted - the keyhole structure indicates the safety and security. Another view says that the big blue circle represents the size of bank and its vast and widespread coverage as well as responsibility as a blue sky covers the entire earth. The small white circle and line that draws the shape of a man represents that such a big bank still is being relied on common man as its center of business.
DELHI TRANSPORT CORPORATION
Year : 1948
This brilliant logo by Benoy Sarkar presents inter-connecting arrows signifying connectivity and movement. The overlap and use of mirror images creates an interesting and unique form to show interconnected transport. The simple and open juxtaposition of arrows also connotes efficiency in terms of speed, quality service, continuous services, etc.
UMBRELLA ORGANISATION FOR HCL ENTITIES
Year : 1976
HCL Technologies recently unveiled a new logo. However this original logo has been retained as the identity of the umbrella organization - HCL Group. A testament to its ageless classicism.
NATIONAL INFORMATICS CENTRE
Year : 1976
The NIC logo in blue has been still going strong since its launch in 1976. Seven horizontal lines running across the Logo suggest a positive move towards expansion or setting new horizons or dimensions, thereby symbolizing progress and development at every step in technology and communications.
SCHOOL OF PLANNING AND ARCHITECTURE, DELHI
Year : 1941
Save the best for the last. How can we forget the iconic logo of our alma mater, SPA. It was created in 1941, being as old as the school itself. The designer of the logo is unknown and this information has been lost to time. The logo has a curious quality in the sense that speculations about its meaning keep happening year after year.
One of the possible interpretations is that the 2 black strips can be broken down into the 3 letters of the institutes name SPA. It is a design that feels like it is a doodle done with a free mind and no deadlines.
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