How The Weird “D” In Disney’s Logo Came About (No, It Was Not Walt’s Signature)
By Izza Sofia, 04 Jul 2018
For anyone who grew up with Disney classics, imagining your childhood without the omnipresent curved squiggly “D” would be unfathomable.
However, if you assumed that the “D” originated from Walt Disney’s signature, you would be surprised. Turns out, that odd squiggly is not representative of any of the Disney founder’s many signatures.
It is evidently, unclear why Disney settled on that logo, but it started using the logo only from the 1980s, debunking the theory of the “D” signifying the founder’s signature.
This fact was discovered by prominent YouTuber Hank Green, who decided to research on the symbolic Disney logo.
According to Slashfilm, although the renowned logo of Walt Disney has been used across movie studios for more than ten years, the logo is not the same as the any of Walt Disney’s signatures. While some letters look similar, is it not clear on where the “D” in Disney is from.
Though the outcome was remarkable, it leaves the viewer with many questions and an unflappable dissatisfaction with its conclusion—and leaves us utterly confused. Perhaps that was the grand plan after all.
Watch the video below to see how Walt Disney’s logo came about.
This week I did a whoooole lotta research on the Walt Disney logo, and I'm pretty happy with how that turned out. https://t.co/xWinhlZRuR— Hank Green (@hankgreen) June 29, 2018
This is officially the oldest Loopy D I have yet seen. 1981! Four years before the Disney Pictures logo in a German comic. This is so weird!! https://t.co/kocHAohrzP— Hank Green (@hankgreen) June 29, 2018
As far as I can tell, Disney (the company) designed this iconic logo internally and so no one has ever gotten credit as the designer. No one knows who did this!!! pic.twitter.com/h970g8Hema— Hank Green (@hankgreen) June 27, 2018
[via Gizmodo, images via vlogbrothers]
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