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PinwheelPurple
1977–1979

Nickelodeon 1980
1979–1980

Nickelodeon 1981
1980–1981

Nickelodeon 1982
1981–1984

Nickelodeon wordmark 1984-2009
1984–2009

Nickelodeon logo
2003–2009

Nickelodeon 2009
2009–present

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The Pinwheel Network

1977–1979

PinwheelPurple

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.

Nickelodeon

1979–1980

Nickelodeon mime 2

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 designers 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.

1980–1981

Nickelodeon 1981

1981–1985

Nickelodeon 1982

This logo was introduced in 1981, and the rainbow letters were designed by Lou Dorfsman. Bob Klein added a pinball behind it.[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 October 8, 1984 until it was phased out entirely in March 1985. The logo shown above has no black lines for the print version.

1984–2009

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. Many Nickelodeon fans recognize this logo because of its unique design that allowed it to become anything.

2003–2009

Nickelodeon logo

Beginning in April 2003, Nickelodeon would discontinue their older logos in place of splat themed logos for the next six years before the rebrand in 2009.

Variants

2009–present

Nickelodeon 2009

A new logo and a new look for Nickelodeon was unveiled in July 2009. It made its debut on screen 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. In April 2011, Nickelodeon unveiled new variations of the background that also interact with the logo's color. The current font used is a custom font which resembles Bauhaus 93, a mock-up of which is available for free download here. This logo placed 3rd in Part 2 (the best) of the 2009 Brand New Awards.

Nick

The alternative "Nick" version, 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]

Sources

Variants

References

Viacom
Film production

Paramount Pictures (Other | International) | MTV Films | Nickelodeon Movies | Comedy Central Films | VH1 Films | Paramount Vantage | Paramount Animation | Insurge Pictures | Viacom 18 Motion Pictures8 | Paramount Famous Productions | United International Pictures1


Television production
Paramount Television | Nickelodeon Productions | Nickelodeon Animation Studio | MTV Production Development | Spike Originals | BET Original Productions | TV Land Originals | Nicktoons Originals | Comedy Central Productions


Viacom Media Networks
MTV | MTV2 | MTV Tres | MTV Jams | MTV Hits | mtvU | Palladia | VH1 | VH1 Classic | VH1 Soul | CMT | CMT Pure Country | Comedy Central | Spike | Logo TV | TV Land


Nickelodeon Networks
Nickelodeon | Nick 2 | Nick at Nite | Nicktoons | Nick Jr. | NickMom | TeenNick


Viacom International Media Networks
MTV | MTV Live HD
UK: Channel 5 | 5* | 5USA | MTV | VH1 | MTV Classic | MTV Base | MTV Dance | MTV Hits | MTV Rocks | Nickelodeon | Nicktoons | Nick Jr 2 | Comedy Central | Comedy Central Extra | Viva
Germany: Nick Nach Acht | Viva | MTV Music | MTV Entertainment | Nickelodeon | Nicktoons | NickNight
France: MTV Base | MTV Idol | MTV Pulse | Game One
Benelux: TMF | TMF Dance | TMF NL | TMF Pure | MTV Brand New | Comedy Central Family
Spain: MTV | VH1 | Paramount Channel | Comedy Central | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr.
Portugal: MTV | MTV Music | MTV Rocks | MTV Dance | VH1 | VH1 Classic | Nickelodeon
Netherlands: Kindernet
Poland: MTV | MTV Live HD | VH1 | VIVA | Comedy Central | Comedy Central Family | Viacom Blink! | Nickelodeon | Nickelodeon HD | Nick Jr.
Brazil: MTV5 | VH1 | VH1 MegaHits | MTV Hits (Brazil) | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr. | Comedy Central
Latin America: MTV | VH1 | MTV Hits | Nickelodeon | Nick Jr. | Nicktoons | Comedy Central
Philippines: MTV Pinoy7


Other assets
Nick Records | Comedy Central Records | Viacom 188


Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Media Distribution | Paramount DVD | Paramount High Definition | Paramount Digital Entertainment


BET Networks
BET (HD) | BET Gospel | BET Hip-Hop | BET UK | Centric


Epix
Epix4 | Epix 2 | Epix 3 | Epix Drive-In


Defunct/Dissolved
Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company | CIC Video2 | Paramount News | Paramount Cartoon Studios | Famous Studios | MTV Shows | Nickelodeon Studios | Nickelodeon Video3 | Nick Jr. Productions | Cinema International Corporation | One World Entertainment | Paramount Comics6 | MTV Brasil | Peanuts Home Video | U.M.&M Television Corporation | 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


1 and 2Co-owned with NBCUniversal
3Joint-venture with Sony Wonder
4Joint-venture with Lionsgate Entertainment Corporation and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
5After October 1, 2013, Grupo Abril must return the rights of the MTV brand on Brazil to Viacom.
6Joint-venture with Marvel Comics
7Co-Owned with Viva Entertainment
8Co-owned with Network 18

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