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1908–1923

Columbiarecords1920s

1923–1938

Columbiarecords1930s

This logo is still used in Japan.

1938–1954

Columbia Records 1938

Updated version with the CBS Radio logo incorporated within.

1954–1962

Columbia Records 1957

The first variation of the now-iconic "Walking Eye" logo was designed by S. Neil Fujita.

1962–1990, 1999-present

1962-1990

Columbiarecordslogo1962

A modified variation of the previous logo. This was originally supposed to represent a stylus (the legs) above the grooves of a record (the eye), but nonetheless it was still nicknamed the "Walking Eye" logo just like the last one.

1970–1990, 1999-present

Columbia Records Horizontal Logo

This logo's wordmark was used as the company's supplemental logo on LPs released from 1970 to 1990. It was not used on back covers until 1999, however.

1990–1999

Columbia Records Wordmark

After EMI acquired the rights of the company's previously used trademarks (which included the "Walking Eye" logo and the older "Magic Notes" logo), the company decided to use the wordmark from its 1970 LP logo as their main logo from 1990 to 1999.

1999–present

Columbia Records

A new logo featuring a fusion of the 1990 wordmark logo and the classic 1962 "Walking Eye" logo was introduced in 1999. The previous logo still appears on the spines of album covers.


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