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Nickelodeon 1980

Nickelodeon 1981

Nickelodeon 1982

Nickelodeon Logo

Nickelodeon logo

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The Pinwheel Network



This was the original logo for the channel when it launched in December 1, 1977; at the time of its original debut, Nickelodeon was named The Pinwheel Network. The pinwheel is on the left side on the text.



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Nickelodeon 1980

The network's first logo showed a man in a bowler hat looking into a nickelodeon machine. New York based creative director/designer, Joseph Iozzi, designed the first Nickelodeon logo. He also named the channel and created all the advertising. The first model ever used in a Nickelodeon advertisement was the designer's son, Joseph Iozzi II. The font used in the logo was designed by Lubalin, Smith, Carnase, Inc. The intent of Iozzi was to replace the graphic of the line illustration of the man peering into the nickelodeon with a period illustration of a boy in nickers, British flat cap, big suspenders, tip toed on a stylish iron train step looking into the Nickelodeon font. Available time and new management never permitted the planned redesign.


Nickelodeon 1981


Nickelodeon 1982

This logo was introduced in 1981. The logo was designed by Lou Dorfsman and consists of rainbow letters set in Frankfurter font; a pinball was added by Bob Klein and placed behind the letters.[1] The pinball theme was used in the network's IDs during the period including one that used early '80s-era computer-generated graphics. This logo was used in tandem with the 1984 Balloon font version, from February 7, 1985 until it was phased out entirely in March 1987. The logo shown above has no black lines for the print version.


Nickelodeon Logo

From October 8, 1984 to September 28, 2009 Nickelodeon has used lots of different logos, with a common theme. They were all orange silhouettes with the Nickelodeon wordmark written on them in white Balloon font. Eventually, the "splat" design would be the most used; the orange splat represents the slime that Nickelodeon has been known for ever since the network began broadcasting the Canadian series You Can't Do That on Television in 1981, a trademark which Nickelodeon would later adopt as part of its own programming. Designed by Fred/Alan Inc. originally with just a star in mind, it has grown to be known as the most well-known and recognizable Nickelodeon logo. The wordmark was applied to a smorgasbord of objects over the years, and was very rarely seen standing alone.


Nickelodeon logo

Beginning in April 2003, Nickelodeon would discontinue their older logos in place of splat themed logos for the next eight years before the rebrand on September 28, 2009. At this time almost all shapes were retired. In 2007 bigger version was made and retired some long splat logos. Also a 3D version of the logo debuted.

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Nickelodeon 2009

A new logo and look for Nickelodeon was unveiled in February 2009. It made its debut on the United States flagship channel on September 28, 2009. When Nickelodeon changed their logo, The N, Noggin, and Nicktoons Network were also rebranded as TeenNick, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons, with their logos in this style, respectively. In April 2011, Nickelodeon unveiled new variations of the background that also interact with the logo's color. The current font used on this logo is a custom font which resembles Bauhaus 93, a mock-up of which is available for free download here. This logo was placed 3rd in Part 2 (the best) of the 2009 Brand New Awards.

Nick HD

The alternative "Nick" version of the logo is used more often in the United States than the other logo. The new Nickelodeon logo was rolled out internationally during 2009 accordingly:

  • January 29: France
  • February 15: UK and Ireland
  • March 1: Poland [1]
  • March 31: Germany/Austria/Switzerland[2]
  • June 25: India [3]
  • September 28: United States





External links

Film production

Paramount Pictures (Other | Trailer variants | Closing variants | International) | MTV Films | Nickelodeon Movies | Comedy Central Films | VH1 Films | Paramount Vantage | Paramount Animation | Insurge Pictures | Viacom 18 Motion Pictures7 | Paramount Famous Productions | United International Pictures1

Television production
Paramount Television | Nickelodeon Productions | Nickelodeon Animation Studio | MTV Production Development | Spike Originals | TV Land Originals | Nicktoons Originals | Comedy Central Productions | TeenNick Originals | Nick@Nite Originals | Nickelodeon Network

USA channels
MTV | MTV2 | MTV Tres | MTV Jams | MTV Hits | mtvU | Palladia | VH1 | VH1 Classic | VH1 Soul | CMT | CMT Pure Country | Comedy Central | Spike | Logo | TV Land | Nickelodeon (HD) | Nick 2 | Nick at Nite | Nicktoons | Nick Jr. | NickMom | TeenNick | BET (HD) | BET Gospel | BET Hip-Hop | Centric | Epix4 | Epix 2 | Epix 3 | Epix Drive-In | NickSports

UK and Ireland channels
Channel 5 (5* | 5USA)
MTV (Base | Classic | Dance | Hits | Live | Music | Rocks | VH1 | Viva)
Nickelodeon (Nicktoons | Nick Jr. (UK) | Nick Jr. Too)
Comedy Central (Extra) | BET | Spike

International channels
Germany: Nick Nach Acht | Viva | MTV Music | MTV Entertainment | Nickelodeon | Nicktoons | NickNight
France: MTV Base | MTV Idol | MTV Pulse | Game One | Game One Music HD | Nickelodeon | Nickelodeon 4Teen | Nickelodeon Junior | Paramount Channel
Benelux: TMF | TMF Dance | TMF NL | TMF Pure | MTV Brand New | Comedy Central Family | Nick Hits
Spain: MTV | VH1 | Paramount Channel | Comedy Central | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr.
Portugal: MTV | MTV Music | MTV Rocks | MTV Dance | VH1 | VH1 Classic | Nickelodeon
India: Sonic Nickelodeon | Colors TV | VH1 | Nickelodeon | Rishtey | Comedy Central
Poland: MTV | MTV Live HD | VH1 | Viva | Comedy Central | Comedy Central Family | Viacom Blink! | Nickelodeon | Nickelodeon HD | Nick Jr.
Brazil: MTV | Paramount Channel | VH1 MegaHits | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr. | Comedy Central
Latin America: MTV | Paramount Channel | MTV Hits | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr. | Nicktoons | Comedy Central
Philippines: MTV Pinoy6

Other assets
Demand 5 | Milkshake! | Noggin | Viacom International Media Networks | BET Networks | Nickelodeon Networks | Viacom Media Networks | Paramount Home Media Distribution | Paramount DVD | Paramount High Definition | Paramount Digital Entertainment | Nick Records | Comedy Central Records | Viacom 187

Television station: KVMM-CD (Tres)

Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company | CIC Video2 | Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company | Paramount News | Paramount Cartoon Studios | Famous Studios | MTV Shows | Nickelodeon Studios | Nickelodeon Video3 | Nick Jr. Productions | Cinema International Corporation | One World Entertainment | Paramount Comics5 | MTV Brasil | Peanuts Home Video | Republic Pictures | Republic Pictures Home Video | Liberty Films | Mascot Pictures | U.M. & M. TV Corporation | VistaVision | Spelling Films | Paramount Communications | Gulf & Western Industries | Worldvision Home Video | Sunn Classic Pictures | Taft Entertainment Pictures | Commonwealth United Entertainment | Nick Games and Sports For Kids | Ha!: The TV Comedy Network | The N Originals | Noggin Original | NTA Home Entertainment | The Comedy Channel | The Comedy Channel Originals | Ha! TV Comedy Network Originals | MTV Films Europe | Viacom New Media | Viacom Consumer Products | MTV Games | Comedy Central Games | Kindernet

1 and 2Co-owned with NBCUniversal
3Joint-venture with Sony Wonder
4Joint-venture with Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
5Joint-venture with Marvel Comics
6Co-Owned with Viva Entertainment
7Co-owned with Network 18

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