Bentley Logo

Bentley logo

For Bentley, the wings on their logo is a symbol of a true legend, or, figuratively speaking, the wings of the celestial. The brand that unites the cars designed for the most jaded audience is simply bound to strive for constant improvement.

History and meaning Bentley Logo

Bentley Logo

Bentley, created by Walter Owen, initially specialized in creating spare parts for the aircraft industry. However, after the World War II, the car market appeared to be the most promising one. Luxury was in demand, although limited demand for the cars of this class almost led the brand to bankruptcy.

First Bentley cars actually failed in the market due to their high price. However, the promotion of “price as a confirmation of technical excellence” and the exceptional potential of these luxury cars did its job. In 1980s, after a certain period of “wide popularity in narrow segments,” Bentley faced a second wave of popularity, which continues to this day.

It is also interesting to note that the number of feathers in the right and left wing in most logos varies. Different models have 10/11 or 13/14 versions of feathers. However, there are also models decorated with 10/10 logos – usually, these are the “simplest” models, while asymmetry is more common for racing vehicles – this is supposed to bring good luck.

Symbol Bentley

Symbol Bentley

The central element of Bentley’s symbol is the capital letter “B”. To emphasize the elitism of Bentley cars, the letter is decorated with wings, which explicitly refer to the unearthly potential of this brand. Therefore, the symbolism of the logo is concentrated precisely in its “winged” part and can be perceived as arrogance and victorious charisma. On the other hand, it is also a reference to the brand’s origins ­–aviation industry and dreams of the skies of Walter Bentley himself.

Emblem Bentley

Emblem Bentley

It is important to mention that Bentley emblem was created by professional artist called Frederick Gordon Crosby. He coped with the task of creating a luxurious logo for luxury cars perfectly well. Later, Bentley logo was used as an example and role model for another brand – Aston Martin.

The first logo depicted letter B, crowned with a laurel wreath. However, it was precisely the wings that turned out to become a lucky image for this luxury brand.

It is interesting to mention that the history of the Bentley brand began in 1919 with aircraft industry, and only in 1945 the world saw the first cars decorated with the very first Bentley logo. By the way, the idea was “borrowed” from its close competitor Rolls-Royce, which positioned its vehicles as “cars with a personal driver”, whereas Bentley originally supposed not to trust their luxury cars into other people’s hands.

Font of the Bentley Logo

Font Bentley Logo

Surprisingly, the font in Bentley logo has not changed in almost a century of its history. This is how the brand emphasizes respect for its traditions. Replacement of the laurel wreath with the wings retained the main element – the letter “B” – intact (“This is Bentley, no more, but no less”).

Color of the Bentley Logo

Color Bentley Logo

It is interesting to note that the logo for racing and “regular” vehicles (as far as we can call elite car a regular one) have different color. For instance, the oval between the wings and the letter for the exclusive class cars is red, while for the racing cars it is painted green. The most powerful cars for private customers are sold with the logo where the oval is painted black. Thus, a potential customer can learn the purpose of the model even without the detailed study of technical characteristics of a car. The first signs of this distinction became visible in 1931, and later this feature was preserved. Today, Bentley is the only brand with a logo enabling to define the class of a particular model.