MasterCard was launched as Master Charge in 1966.
In late 1979, Master Charge became MasterCard.
The font was changed and italicized, and the intersection of the circles was changed to horizontal stripes.
In 1997, a drop shadow was added to the lettering and the number of interlacing lines were reduced. Though a new corporate logo was introduced in 2016, this logo remains in use on the cards themselves.
On July 14, 2016, the company changed its logo for the first time in nearly 20 years. The text was moved off the circles, and the circles were changed back to the original interlocking state, using the same colors as the 1990 and 1997 logos, with the newly-restored orange interlocking middle. A similar design was later used for all of Mastercard's brands. It was universally adopted since October 2016.
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