DC Entertainment just revealed its new brand identity with a brand new logo, replacing the one you’ve all become familiar with for ages. Before you take a look at the new…

Classic DC Comcis logo on Paul Gale Network
Here’s the DC Comics logo of old.

New DC Comics logo in multiple colors on Paul Gale Network
New DC Comics logo in different colors.

New DC Comics logo in bright green on Paul Gale Network
New DC Comics logo in bright green.

New DC Comics logo in smoke on Paul Gale Network
New DC Comics logo in smoke.

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New DC Comics logo in hard cracks.

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New DC Comics logo in orange energy.

New DC Comics logo on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern on Paul Gale Network
New DC Comics logo as examples on Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern.

The idea behind the logo is that you can clearly see the letter D being pulled off the letter C, like you would be turning over a comic book page. Also, the logo can be modified a number of ways (as seen above) ranging from color changes to actual effects that might reflect what hero/villain it’s attached to. I always have a hard time seeing the old go out, but when the new looks this cool and makes sense, I welcome it. And with this era being so digital, imagine the cool animated effects DC can do with this new design. What do you think?

Press release:

BURBANK, CA, January 19, 2012 – DC Entertainment, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company and home to iconic brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD, revealed today a new brand identity. The new identity is reflective of the company’s mission to fully realize the value of a rich portfolio of brands, stories and characters, distinguished by incredible breadth and depth across publishing, media and merchandise. A new logo for DC Comics was also introduced, closely aligning with DC Entertainment’s new mark.

“It’s a new era at DC Entertainment and the new look reflects a dynamic, bold approach while at the same time celebrates the company’s rich heritage and robust portfolio of characters,” stated John Rood, EVP of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for DC Entertainment. “It was just a few months ago that Superman, Batman and many of our other Super Heroes were updated when we launched DC Comics – The New 52 and now it’s time to do the same for the company’s identity while remaining true to the power of storytelling which is still at the heart of DC Entertainment.”

DC Entertainment worked with Landor Associates, one of the world’s leading brand consulting and design firms, to develop an identity that creates a visual connection among the company, its three brands DC Comics, Vertigo and MAD and its vast array of properties as well as celebrates the power of the company’s stories and characters. The design of the new DC Entertainment identity uses a “peel” effect – the D is strategically placed over the C with the upper right-hand portion of the D peeling back to unveil the hidden C – symbolizing the duality of the iconic characters that are present within DC Entertainment’s portfolio.

“It was our goal to capture DC Entertainment in a dynamic and provocative identity. Our solution is a living expression which changes and adapts to the characters, story lines and the ways fans are consuming content,” explains Nicolas Aparicio, Executive Creative Director at Landor’s San Francisco office. “The new identity is built for the digital age, and can easily be animated and customized to take full advantage of the interactivity offered across all media platforms.”

The new brand identity will come to life across all consumer touch points in order to create a clear and consistent message in support of DC Entertainment. The new identity will begin to appear on comic books and graphic novels as well as new websites in March. Consumers will also see the new identity rolled out over time on other DC Entertainment products from Warner Bros. including film, television, interactive games and merchandise.

“We believe our new brand identity will strongly resonate with our loyal fans who will want to proudly express their affinity for DC Entertainment and their passion for their favorite stories and characters, this new look allows them to easily do this. In addition we were excited to update our identity, it’s not often a company gets to revisit something as important as its brand and we took the opportunity to make sure it represented the multi-media business we set out to build with the formation of DC Entertainment,” said Amit Desai, SVP of Franchise Management for DC Entertainment.

For more, visit DCcomics.com.

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