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9/6/17
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All of us see the logos of famous companies every day. However, we do not think about the real meaning or founders of these logos. Apple

According to the designer Rob Janoff, he took a bite out of the apple to show it’s real size because the round apple can be recognized as any other round fruit. “I was going for the silhouette of an apple, but to make it look more like an apple and not some other round fruit, I did what one does with an apple, I took a bite out of it.” – Rob Janoff said. Ferrari

Most of the people think that a horse on Ferrari’s logo symbolized the horsepower. However, it is not true. Enzo Ferrari mentioned in his autobiography that initially the silhouette of the horse was put into the fuselage of Francesco Baracca’s plane, Italian pilot. Afterwards, the mother of Francesco presented this symbol to Enzo after pilot’s race win. In the nearest future, it turned into the famous logo. Wikipedia

The globe became a symbol of this famous international encyclopaedia. The pieces of the puzzle symbolize multilingualism that is why each of them is marked with the letters of the different alphabets. All together, they compose the word “Wikipedia”. Missed puzzles point out that the encyclopaedia is not completed and new information always appear here. Android

Irina Blok, the graphic designer received a task to invent a logo, which would include a robot and be easy to recognize. It is funny, but the icons that we always notice on WC were the inspiration for the creation of this cute green robot. Lacoste

In 1923 René Lacoste made a bet with his team captain about whether he would win a certain match. The stakes were a suitcase he had seen in a Boston store; it was made of crocodile (or alligator) skin. Later, René Lacoste's friend Robert George embroidered a crocodile onto a blazer that Lacoste wore for his matches. Nike

One of the most recognized logos in the world was the cheapest logo ever. It was ordered only for $ 35. Philip Knight, the owner of the company paid exactly this amount of money to Carolyn Davidson for her work in 1971. The logo Swoosh was very successful and sometimes people associate it with the wing of Nike, a goddess who personified victory. Starbucks

Not everyone knows that a woman depicted on the logo of Starbucks is a mermaid that holds two her tails in hands. Such an image was received from the legend about fairy Melusine, a woman-mermaid with two tails, who married a human.

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