I saw this collection a couple of years back over on ISO50, only never got around to sharing it. But that’s the thing with vintage logos — they’re always relevant due to their “vintage-ness.”
My earliest memory of the cinema is being taken to see Ghostbusters with my mum, dad, and older brother, James (my little sister, Sarah, wasn’t yet on the scene). I was five or six at the time. There was a Roger the Rabbit short before the film started, and the ghosts scared me witless — I had nightmares about being chased by Slimer.
Lovely 18″x24″ poster by Orlando-based designer Jason Dean. Comment with a design-related joke for entry into a free poster draw.
The company was founded by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. Mercedes is the name of Maybach’s elder daughter, while the Benz came as a result of a merger with Benz and Cie in 1926.
Having created iconic logos for Mobil Oil, New York University, Chase Bank, National Geographic, and many more, Tom Geismar is one of the most highly-acclaimed designers in the profession. He graciously agreed to answer your questions here on Logo Design Love.