Cartoon Network Studios Logo

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One of America’s best-known animation studios, Cartoon Network Studios is based in Burbank, California. It makes programs and shorts for the cable television network Cartoon Network.

Meaning and history

Cartoon Network Studios Logo history


The number of updates the Cartoon Network Studios logo has gone through during its comparatively short history has exceeded ten. And yet, in spite of all the modifications, in most cases, the logos have preserved their original core.

1994

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 1994
In its original shows, the company typically used the primary logo of Cartoon Network. It sported a 7×2-square grid where each of the rectangles housed one of the glyphs from the company’s name. The letters were taken from the Eagle Bold type. The emblem was black and white.
The wordmark was created by the design agency Corey McPherson Nash (or, to be precise, its division Hatmaker, which closed in 2003).

1996

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 1996
The word “Studios” was added below the main emblem. It was placed on the white background and featured a different type, so it did not merge well into the logo.
The outline of the black-and-white grid became bolder. You could come across this emblem in several shorts of “What a Cartoon!”.

1997

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 1997
The word “Studios” was included in the grid, which made the design look more wholesome. This version appeared in later episodes of the 1st season of Dexter’s Laboratory but was a rather short-lived one.

2000

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 2000
A totally new design element was introduced, a stylized depiction of the brand’s headquarters. The checkered wordmark, which was slightly updated, could be seen below.

2006 (selected projects)

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 2006
This is a cleaner version of the previous emblem. The company decided to get rid of the checkered wordmark replacing it with minimalist lettering in a bold sans (Impact). The emblem was featured, for instance, in the Adult Swim pilot-short Korgoth of Barbaria.

June 2001

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 2001
The letters in the word “Studios” grew larger than the letters in the writing “Cartoon Network.” The style was somewhat similar, with a couple of differences.
This logo was also used in a slightly different variation, with more noticeable white highlights along the border of the rectangle.

2003

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 2003
The company added a version where the word “Studios” looked blurred.

2007

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 2007
A totally different design was unveiled. It was dominated by the 3D letters “C” and “N” with the full name of the brand below.

2010

Cartoon Network Studios Logo 2010
Once again, the logo went through a complete overhaul, although it still preserved the checkered theme.

2013

Cartoon Network Studios logo
The historic Cartoon Network Studios logo returned. It was slightly tweaked to look more “serious” and refined.