Viacom Logo

Viacom Logo

The multinational media conglomerate Viacom based in New York City has had not less than ten logos since its inception in 1971.

Viacom logo meaning and history

viacom logo

The original logo nicknamed “Pinball” featured the letters of the company name sliding from the right. As they were doing so, the color of the background was changing.

This version was followed by a succession of logotypes based on a big letter “V” dominating the screen. Then, in 1990, the “Wigga-Wigga” animation was introduced, in which a silver “V” appeared from the bottom left and turned into the name of the network. The “Wigga-Wigga II” emblem adopted in 2000 featured the same typeface yet utilized slightly different effects.

At the end of 2005, the spun-off Viacom launched a new logotype, which is still in use today.

“V of Doom” Symbol Viacom

Viacom symbol

We can’t but mention the notorious animation that was used as the Viacom logo in 1976-1986. Nicknamed “V of Doom,” it had the scare factor ranging from high to nightmare, which was the result of the text, the music, and the zooming trapezium shape. The animation made you feel that the large “V” will eventually go out of the screen and hit you.

“ViacoMatrix” emblem (2017)

Viacom emblem

The logo is based on the word “Viacom” in the same typeface as the 2005 version. The white capital letters appear one by one on the black background.

Font of the Viacom Logo

The 2005 logo features simplistic, yet unique letters. The most recognizable of them is probably the “a,” which lacks its regular right end.

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