A History of Logos for The Flash


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An unexpectedly exhaustive graphic history of the logotypes used for DC Comics’ iconic super-hero — “the fastest man alive.” My favorite is the version that was used between the years 1959 and 1985, the tail end of which era coincides with my comic-reading youth.

The Flash
  1. Another example of pretty much linear de-evolution.

    I agree with your favorite, but when I asked myself “which logo is the fastest?”, the answer was easily the first one, which for me is a close second place. In fact, it’s strange how the character widths got narrower and narrower, making the logo appear slower and slower.

  2. Have you seen Todd Klein’s blog? He’s been lettering and designing logos for both Marvel & DC since the late 70s. His blog dials in to classic comic logotypes and their evolution throughout the years. It’s fascinating since he’s worked on most of them, or knew the designers that originally developed them, and he writes in depth on his choices for changes/updates.


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