Volkswagen logo, Volkswagen emblem

German car brand Volkswagen was founded in the 30s of XX century. Company’s history is closely linked with the history of Nazi Germany and Adolf Hitler directly, who wanted the Germans to have high-quality and low-cost machines. “The Volkswagen” is translated from German as “people’s car” or “car for the people.” The first logo appeared in 1939 and it was a stylized swastika with a monogram of the...

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Volvo logo, Volvo emblem

The name “Volvo” is of Latin origin, it was formed from the verb “Volvere” – “to roll”, literally “volvo” means “I roll”. Such a symbolic name is easy to pronounce and remember in any corner of the world, was pleased by one of the company’s founders, and the company at that time was called Svenska Kullagerfabriken (SKF). The company Volvo, was based by Assar Gabrielsson and Gustaf Larson,...

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Vauxhall logo, Vauxhall emblem

Vauxhall Company was founded in 1857, the year of the beginning of production of boating motors, and the first cars appeared in 1903. The logo depicts a mythical creature with the body of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle – Gryphon. In heraldry it symbolizes power, alertness, speed and strength. The name and the selected image for the logo is directly related to the place where the company was founded – the area on the south...

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Toyota logo, Toyota emblem

At the beginning of its history, in the 1900s, the company «Toyota» had nothing to do with cars and was called differently – «Toyoda» (Toyoda Automatic Loom Works), by the name of its founder, the Japanese Kiichiro Toyoda, which was producing automatic looms. The logo of the company included the name «TOYODA» written in roman-ji, which is the Japanese word in the Roman alphabet, which at that time was pretty brave. Kiichiro started to...

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Suzuki logo, Suzuki emblem

Suzuki logo is a sample of minimalism in automotive emblems. It consists of a large capital letter S in red, made, according to the Japanese, in style of Japanese hieroglyphs from kanji alphabet, but somebody sees it as a Gothic style. Also the name «SUZUKI» in blue color is a part of the logo, it is located below the letter. Such colors of the brand have symbolic meaning: blue symbolizes the strength and harmony of the company, the red on the...

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Subaru logo, Subaru emblem

Logo Subaru this is an image of the night sky (dark blue background of the logo) with six chrome-plated four-pointed stars of the Pleiades (Taurus), which can be seen without a telescope. This pattern was chosen due to the company name, “Subaru” in Japanese is called “Pleiades”, it also means “to unite” or “to come together”, which reveals another meaning of the logo and name. Subaru “parent” was...

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