What does it mean emblem adorning the radiator of your car?
Your suspicions that the logos on the cars - in fact, not a chaotic stream of designers, true consciousness. Each emblem - the fruit of many years of work that reflects the traditions and other important for the owner of things. Buckle stronger, now you know everything!
From time immemorial, cars adorned posters, figurines and statuettes. All these brilliant pieces constantly tore off all kinds of children. But there are also some secret origin story ... Sometimes you do not know how there was a monogram, decorating the radiator of your car, and he looked like a hundred years ago. And we - we know!
For emblems borrowed elements of the coat of arms of the family Visconti, Duke of Milan: a red cross (reminiscent of the 1st crusade, which was attended by members of the family) and the Dragon, according to legend, was killed in the V century ancestor of the Visconti.
The first logo appeared in 1917, and represented the rotating propeller. In 1920 there was only from the propeller circle divided into four quarters, painted in the traditional Bavarian color - white and blue.
Engineer Andre Citroen began entrepreneur career with the production of transmissions plant. Gears in these boxes for a better grip had special teeth in the form of a chevron. Their image is the culmination of the company's logo and more fundamentally not changed.
a rearing horse first appeared on the fuselage of a fighter of the Italian ace Francesco Barak. The pilot was shot down in 1918, and his mother suggested to use a symbol to Enzo Ferrari. Yellow background - the color of the city of Modena, where he produced machines.
Initially, the circle in the logo was red and symbolized the rising sun, and a rectangle (blue) - the sky. The company believes that all this expresses the motto of "sincerity brings success." However, the red and blue color eventually gave way under the pressure of the cold metal.
Three diamond emblem moved to a family crest Yataro Iwasaki, the founding father. Hence the name: "Mitsu" in Japanese, "three", "Bisi" - a diamond. Diamonds symbolize honesty, social responsibility and understanding between nations.
The company was established in 1926 through the merger of Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. The star of the Daimler hinted superiority in 3 environments - on land, on water and in the air. In 1937, a star was placed in a circle. (Prior to that, in its place was a laurel wreath on the "Benz".)
Lightning, enclosed in a circle, recalls the legendary truck 30s Opel Blitz Tour 3, 6 (lightning in German Blitz). Prior to that company sign was easy - a blue oval with the inscription Opel, who later got drawn torpedo. And replaced it with a zipper.
The Lion symbolizes the power of the company's products. With him company involved and the Lion Monument in Belfort, in the vicinity of which are located Peugeot factories. The monument was installed Auguste Bartholdi (the author of the Statue of Liberty), in order to remind the German unsuccessful siege of 1871.
Since the. Company located in Stuttgart, placed in the center of the emblem coat of arms with a horse (the city was founded on the site of stud farm). Horns and stripes - with the coat of arms of the Duchy of Vyurttembergskogo, whose capital Stuttgart was.
no logo was 32 years old. In 1922 there was a sign in the form of a circle placed inside Renault inscription on the lattice. Sign hung on the horn, the grid also allows the output sound. And when, in 1924, made the diamond lattice, and the shape of the logo has changed.
The emblem of the shield first appeared on the frames of bicycles and in 1904 migrated to the first car company. Pictured on her ship, framed by leaves, reminiscent of the Vikings - the distant ancestors of the English.
The stars in the logo symbolize the constellation of the Pleiades (Subaru in Japanese). Another name - "Seven Sisters", in memory of becoming a star daughters of the Greek titan Atlas.
Three ellipse appeared in 1989. Vertical and horizontal fold in the letter "T", and the ellipse symbolizes "spirit of creativity in the development." the empty space surrounding the ellipses also makes sense and means "future opportunities and development of technology."
The original coat of arms of Wolfsburg Castle was depicted in the logo of the company, which was not far from the Volkswagen factories. Later, coat of arms was abolished, and the emblem of the letter W. The letters appeared were outlined circle, in this form the emblem and still exists today.
The first-born automobile, the Volvo Jakob, was issued with an emblem in the form of diagonal strips on the radiator and the circle with an arrow (symbol of masculinity, in astrology - the symbol of Mars). In 1975, a circle was abolished, leaving only VOLVO lettering.