Reminiscing about becoming a teenager in the early 90s, and thought I’d share just a few of the logos that brought back memories.

Music for the Jilted Generation

If there was a soundtrack, The Prodigy probably headlined.

Super Nintendo controller

Mario Kart and Super Tennis on the SNES. I always thought that four button symbol was a bit odd.

Super Mario Kart

Maxell cassette tapeMaxell cassette tape photo: Ron Kane.

Tape to tape recording on twin cassette decks.

Opal Fruits packaging

NIR trainPhoto by Northern Ireland Railfan.

Riding the buffers on NIR (Northern Ireland Railways). The monogram isn’t used anymore. A good mark, though.

USA 1994 home shirtPhoto via WaywardEffort.

Playing football until it was too dark to see. When I sported the USA shirt most people thought I was a Sunderland fan.

Smiley pin badgePhoto by Alex Segre.

I failed the acid test.


Love it… the Jilted album cover still remains one of my favs — back when life was much simpler — no work, school, living at home, easy life!

David, congrats. I got my copy of your book “LOGO DESIGN LOVE”, and it becomes part of my trove of creative resources for brand identity. Keep me posted David.

The design styles of the 90s are so different from today’s. Logos used to be more simple, strong and distinctive. These days designs are so ambiguous and all look like the same.

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