The First Brand Manager Was a 1st Century Roman Glassblower

Ennion made me. Those were the words molded on glass vases and jars that survived centuries of dust, change, and trauma all over the classical world. But who was Ennion? And how, in the early years of the world, did his glassware become so famous? » 3/25/15 3:30pm Wednesday 3:30pm

What if corporations sponsored superheroes?

Many of our favorite superheroes are wealthy, sponsored by the government, or otherwise manage to scrape together the funds to keep up their crime-fighting lifestyles. But what if superheroes instead took on corporate sponsorships, bearing the colors and logo of whichever company paid their way? Would city-shattering… » 3/10/13 5:00pm 3/10/13 5:00pm

A History of Superman, told in 25 logos over 75 years

Perhaps inspired by Cathryn Lavery's grand poster of Batman logos, Maurice Mitchell created his own superhero infographic, tracing the 75-year history of the Superman shield. He admits that the chart isn't completely comprehensive, but focuses on the major logo designs. It looks like this one isn't available as a… » 1/12/13 5:00pm 1/12/13 5:00pm

72 Years of Batman Logos on a Single Poster

Cathryn Lavery traces the evolution of Batman (or at least his bat-shaped marketing) with this poster, taking us from 1940's Batman & Robin: The Boy Wonder to the shattered bat logo from The Dark Knight Rises. She's offering limited edition prints of the poster in a variety of sizes over at Calm the Ham. » 12/16/12 8:00am 12/16/12 8:00am

Game of Thrones meets Battle of the Bands with these parody music logos

In the musical Game of Thrones, you either top the charts or you die. Designer IG-HateyHate blends bands with Game of Thrones characters to give us logo t-shirts for King Slayer, Ironborn, and, of course, Greyjoy Division. » 12/09/12 8:00am 12/09/12 8:00am

Logos redesigned for the impending zombie apocalypse

Barbie turned Zombie, Goodwill turned to Badwill. Check out a handful of logos rebranded to compete with the oncoming zombie apocalypse. Designed by Ben Fellowes! » 11/08/12 9:00am 11/08/12 9:00am

Root for your favorite house with these Game of Thrones sports logos

If you want to show your allegiance to the King in the North, or let everyone know that you support Daenerys Targaryen's campaign on the Iron Throne, then wear your Westeros team colors with these sporty Game of Thrones house logos. » 7/01/12 7:30am 7/01/12 7:30am

How does Nintendo protect the image of their saintly plumber? A Super…

In his new book Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America, Jeff Ryan examines the history of the video game manufacturer using the company's unassuming corporate logo Super Mario. We spoke with Ryan about how Nintendo has crafted this de facto global video game spokesman, who's become venerated by millions. » 8/28/11 8:00am 8/28/11 8:00am