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Contents

NBC Red Network NBC 1931 Nbc1943logo NBC 1946 NBC 1952 NBC logo 1954 NBC Peacock 1956
1926–1931 1931–1942 1942–1946 1946–1952 1952–1953 1954–1959 1956–1975
 
NBC Logo 1959 NBC logo 1975 NBC 1979 NBC Peacock 1986 NBC 1986 NBC 2011 NBC 2014 Indent Style
1959–1975 1976–1979 1979–1986 1986–present 1986–2011 2011–2013 2013–present


1926–1931

NBC Red Network
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1931–1942

NBC 1931

1943–1946

Nbc1943logo
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1946–1952

NBC 1946

1952–1953

NBC 1952

1953–1959

NBC logo 1954

On January 1, 1954, a xylophone and mallet started being used for the logo, with the now-iconic three tone "GEC" jingle. Contrary to popular belief, the keys were not meant to represent the initials of the network's eventual owner, General Electric Company (GEC).

1956–1975

NBC Peacock 1956

On May 22, 1956, NBC started using a new logo for their color programming. The first logo showed the "wire" feathers of the peacock fanning out into color feathers (colored in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet), accompanied by a majestic orchestral tune. The original peacock is a lucky find today. In 1962, the network changed the logo, and this new variant was known by many as the "Laramie Peacock". It was shown on a kaleidoscopic background as a softer, woodwind-based, tune played, while the NBC peacock fanned its feathers and then transformed into the logo from before. This logo was accompanied by a voiceover which narrated, "The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC."

1959–1975

NBC Logo 1959

By 1959, a new logo, dubbed the "NBC snake," rendered the chimes obsolete. This logo is most famous for its vanity cards (also dubbed the "NBC Snake") that appeared at the end of programs NBC produced during this period.

1976–1979

NBC logo 1975

This logo, nicknamed the Trapezoid N, was first unveiled in October 1975 and premiered on-air on January 1, 1976.

1979–1986

NBC 1979

The peacock returned in this logo, which is shown with (above) and without (below) the stylized "N," and with the color green replaced with indigo. The version without the "N" was rarely seen after 1980. It is nicknamed the "Proud N."

1986–present

NBC Peacock 1986

A new simplified logo created by Chermayeff & Geismar was introduced on May 12, 1986 during the finale of NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration special. The peacock now has only 6 feathers in the colors yellow, orange, red, violet, blue, and green, and is now facing the right.

1986–2011

NBC 1986

This logo would go on to be the longest used by the company.

2011–2013

NBC 2011

On September 13, 2011, NBC altered and modified their logo slightly to feature bevels and gradients on it. Other aspects of the 2009 graphics package remained intact.

2013–present

NBC 2014 Indent Style

On September 30, 2013, NBC altered and modified their 3D logo. The wordmark has a different font.

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