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Time Warner 1990 logo Time Warner logo 90s AOL Time Warner TimeWarner 2004 Wmlogo
1990–1993 1993–2001 2001–2003 2003–2018 2018–present


Time Warner (first era)

1990–1993

Time Warner 1990 logo

Time Warner was first founded on January 10, 1990 as a result of the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications.

The company's original identity was created by Chermayeff & Geismar, and included an eye-ear logo designed by Steff Geissbuhler (which was adopted for Time Warner Cable).

1993–2001

Time Warner logo 90s

In April 1993, Time Warner's eye-ear logo was replaced by a more reserved and traditional serif-based wordmark created by Anspach Grossman Portugal.

AOL Time Warner

2001–2003

AOL Time Warner

In early 2000, Time Warner and America Online (AOL) announced that they would merge to become AOL Time Warner, and the merge was finalized in January 2001. Landor Associates was responsible for designing their new logo, which retained the last one's horizontal lines, but added the word "AOL" next to "TIME WARNER", which had been re-rendered as "Time Warner". Also, the wordmark was colored blue, and the lines were recolored in a pale shade of blue.

Time Warner (second era)

2003–2018

TimeWarner 2004

Starting in November 2002, AOL Time Warner alternated with its ​Time Warner and AOL Time Warner names, until October 15, 2003. On October 16 of that same year, the company's name was legally and officially reverted back to Time WarnerLippincott Mercer was hired to create the company's new corporate identity: [3]. On a side note, their new logo dropped the two horizontal lines above and below the wordmark, whose font was changed from Times New Roman to Bodoni Bold and was rendered as TimeWarner. Its color is the only aspect that remains unchanged, as it retains the blue color from the AOL Time Warner logo.

This logo later began to be used within various of its subsidiaries' logo bylines (specifically Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Entertainment, Warner Animation Group, and some on-screen logos of Cartoon Network Studios, among others), with the words "A" and "Company" in the FF Meta typeface (renders as "A TimeWarner Company" and there are some exceptions, such as that of Cartoon Network ProductionsTelepictures Productions, and Turner Broadcasting System since 2015). Some on-screen logos of its subsidiaries have also bylines that does not use the Time Warner logo and have different font, but the "Time" and "Warner" are still close together (i.e. New Line Cinema Game Night 2018 film variant). Its alternate byline, introduced in August 2016, however, contains the same elements but the "A" and "Company" are smaller and in Proxima Nova font, with the Time Warner logo being larger and retains its size which renders as "A TimeWarner Company".

Although the company's name was changed to Warner Media on June 15, 2018, the Time Warner name is still present on other uses, such as at the end of a credits of Cartoon Network shows.

"The new logo signals this is not the same company it was as the old Time Warner. We wanted it to be forward looking without coming up with some logo that had symbols or fireworks shooting out of it." –Time Warner Senior Vice President Edward Adler, October 2003

Warner Media

2018–present

Wmlogo

On October 22, 2016, AT&T announced its intent to acquire Time Warner for $85 billion: [4]. The United States Department of Justice attempted to block the acquisition. However, on June 12, 2018, District Judge Richard J. Leon ruled in favor of AT&T, thus allowing the acquisition to go ahead with no conditions or remedies. Leon argued that the Department of Justice provided insufficient evidence that the proposed transaction would result in lessened competition.

He also warned the government that attempting to obtain an appeal or stay on the ruling would be manifest unjust, as it would cause "certain irreparable harm to the defendants".

Two days later (June 14), AT&T announces that it has closed the acquisition deal on Time Warner, making it as the former's subsidiary and division. In effect, Jeff Bewkes steps down as CEO of Time Warner while retaining ties with the company as senior advisor of its parent company AT&T. On the other hand, John Stankey, which headed the AT&T/Time Warner integration team, took over as "CEO of AT&T Media Business". It was also announced that Time Warner, as a division, was rebranded as Warner Media as of June 15, 2018. On social media, press releases, news articles, at the bottom of its subsidiaries' websites, and on the company's website from June to early July, the name is stylized as WarnerMedia. The last movie to use the Time Warner byline was Tag, released on June 15, 2018. Its logo, however, is rendered as WARNERMEDIA, with "WARNER" in black and "MEDIA" in gray text using AT&T Aleck Sans Bold. It is also featured on its byline, along with the words "A" and "Company" in AT&T Aleck Sans Light (renders as "A WARNERMEDIA Company"). Like with the previous AOL Time Warner and Time Warner bylines, some on-screen logos of its subsidiaries does not use a byline or has a byline but in a different font and not using the Warner Media logo.

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