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May 28, 2022

Medieval famous logo redesigns are the best thing you'll see all day - Creative Bloq

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These are ingenious.
We see plenty of reimagined logos, but it isn't often we get a glimpse of how the Burger King symbol would have looked in the Middle Ages. An ingenious new design project had re-rendered some of the most famous brand designs in a medieval style, and the results are delightful.
Illustrator Ilya Stallone has reimagined 10 of today's most iconic logos as part of his 'Medival Branding' collection, and the designs have left the internet both delira and excira (they're medieval words for 'delirious' and excited', obviously). Looking for more inspiration? Check out the best logos of all time. Instagram logo in a Medieval stylePuma logo in a Medieval styleAudi logo in a Medieval stylePerhaps the best designs are those that take the concept literally, such as Audi's four wheels that now look like, well, four medieval wheels. And then there's the Microsoft Windows logo, which turns the ultra-minimal four-square design into something that actually looks like a window – albeit a very old one. And the brand names have of course been recreated in a dramatic Old English (and presumably hand-drawn) typeface. Check out the best free fonts if you're looking for your own retro style.
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The logos are going down a storm online. "This is one of the best posts I’ve ever seen on Reddit!" one user comments (opens in new tab), while another adds, "Really cool. I love how artists are making manuscript illumination into pop culture." And many have pointed out that some, such as Windows and Firefox, would make pretty awesome desktop icons.
Just last week we saw 6 logos recreated in 6 different art styles, and we'll always have time for a retro redesign. But we have to hand it to Stallone – these medieval reimaginings are about as retro as it gets. If you're inspired to create your own design, check out today's best Adobe Creative Cloud deals below.
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Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).
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