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.
Tom Geismar, one of the most highly-acclaimed designers in the profession, graciously agreed to answer your questions.