There is rarely anyone you would meet in present times who has not heard of Adobe. One of the global leaders in computer software development, Adobe Systems Incorporated was founded by John Warnock and Charles Geshke in late December 1982.
The inspiration for the name was taken from the Adobe Creek in California, which happened to run behind the founders’ houses. Adobe quickly rose to the scene and gathered quick successes including the takeover of their rival company Macromedia in 2005.
This company is the founder of the famous “.pdf” format which is used commonly worldwide for displaying, editing and creating documents. While it has mainly focused on multimedia related software for computers, it has also started to develop internet application software in recent times, expanding its horizons and foraying into different sectors of the computer industry.
Latest statistics show the size of Adobe’s project through their number of employees which is close to reaching the ten thousand mark! The company also conducts operations outside of America in many different countries which include Switzerland, India and Germany.
Who Created the Adobe Logo?
Adobe’s very first logo was created by John Warnock’s wife, Marva Warnock who was a graphic designer. The logo was later changed but is based on the original emblem designed by Marva. Currently, with the company branching out into different software development, many of its software have their unique logos such as the Acrobat Reader; however the corporate logo is still seen on most software and official documents etc.
Looking into the Adobe Logo:
The original Adobe logo featured a blue background with the words written in a stylish fashion capped off by a simple text saying ‘systems incorporated’. The main text was characterized by a triangular ‘A’ something that has been carried on in the current regime.
While the old logo seemed executive and professional in the years past and May even do so in today’s times. In the current era of accelerated technological development, a single letter logo fits in well with the company’s image as it portrays success, efficiency and an emblem that signifies the relative importance of the company in the computer industries.
Of course, the current logo does not only consist of the trademark white, triangular ‘A’ set against a red background but also consists of the word ‘Adobe’ in black, albeit in a smaller font size. However, it is the triangular ‘A’ that has become the real image of the company and the logo that people recognize the institution by. The font of Adobe logo is Myriad® Pro Semibold SemiCondensed and it is available for download from Adobe website.
Other Adobe logos:
Since the company has a wide range of products, many of them are represented by their own unique logo such as ‘Adobe Air’ or the Acrobat reader. To look into these two logos we can see that the image they present is similar to that of the corporate logo; however the designs have been altered to fit their respective purposes.
The Acrobat Reader features a red triangular shapes consisting of a loop at all three corners and which resembles the ‘A’ in the corporate logo. Similarly, the ‘Adobe Air’ logo comprises of a red, curved triangular shape with a white circle in between. This too, forms a vague representation of the letter ‘A’.
Future of the Adobe Logo:
To display its creativity and harmony with the multimedia software side, Adobe has often created new logos though the corporate logo has only changed once. However, with changing times and circumstances, a new logo might be in order in order to give the company a fresh start or a new look to attract customers. However, this seems likely at present since the company is already doing well financially.
Whatever the case, one thing is for certain that the company logo will always command respect amongst the computer industry and it is a testament to the firm’s long run of success, innovation and solidarity in the computer software industry.