Faces of the One and Only MTV Logo

We have read a lot of rules for creating a good logo; "Do not use more than three colors", "Avoid intricate details", "It should not be distracting" and etc. No doubt that those are really great fundamentals for logo designing, there is one particular logo that is free from all these rules and is forever changing but yet we all can still recognize it.
MTv logo is designed by Frank Olinsky and his team at Manhattan Design in 1981. It is not an easy task to create a logo that has been popular for so many years. Check out the MTv logo story here written by Olinsky himself.
Here are some interesting faces of MTv logo.
You can also find it in 3D. Notice that designers are only manipulating the "M" but keeping the same for "Tv" so we can still relate them to the original logo.
Below are some nice videos for the MTv. So sit back and enjoy the clips!

MTV International / Mad Drummer from Universal Everything on Vimeo.


MTV International / Sweetheart from Universal Everything on Vimeo.


MTV International / Mister Furry from Universal Everything on Vimeo.


MTV International / Chocolate Gold Sunset from Universal Everything on Vimeo.


MTV International / Windkiss from Universal Everything on Vimeo.

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18 Comments | Write a Comment

  1. you have an important blog here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my blog?

  2. himanshu says:

    amazing work i like it

  3. Burt Hayes says:

    I’m really loving your posts, please keep them comming, Thank You.

  4. Great compilation.
    Keep posting.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. jeyaONE! says:

    Great post Johnson! I have always loved how Mtv has switched up the style on all their logos and ads from time to time.

    I have never seen those 3D logos before. They are beautiful.


  6. bellering says:

    Superb collection. I love it!

  7. Ted Rex says:

    Excellent collection of reference materials.

    I posted a link to this page on my daily design blog: http://designthoughtfortheday.blogspot.com/


  8. Mars says:

    different variations of mtv logo, at the end of the day, its still the same mtv logo 🙂

  9. Dzinepress says:

    i really like to see most of the tv ads, you sharing cool items between Mtv.

  10. Johnson Koh says:

    Thanks guys. I have always thought it is amazing for many designers to share their ideas on how the MTV logo should look like.

  11. Matt Roberts says:

    Really nice post!


  12. Oh wow, some of those look amazing!

  13. Crazy post man 😀 I love it.

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