Columbia Pictures Logo

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Columbia pictures Industries, Inc. is a renowned American film production and distribution company founded in 1918 as CBC Film Sales Corporation.

Columbia Pictures Logo Meaning and History

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The first Columbia pictures logo was the image of a female Roman fighter holding a shield and a wheat stick in her hands. The logo was in use from 1924 until 1928.

In 1928, the Torch lady was introduced. She wore a headdress and held a torch with sparks radiating from it. This logo version was in use until 1936.

The next version was around since 1936 until 1976. The Torch lady was still there, but the headdress was gone, and now she stood on a pedestal. In between, with the advent of color TV, a colored version was introduced in 1961.

Within a period between 1976 and 1981, the Torch lady was removed, and the Columbia pictures logo was accepted. It featured the torch’s rays and halo around it. The golden “Columbia pictures” wordmark was added beneath.

In the 1981-1992 Columbia Pictures logo version, the Torch lady was reintroduced. The logo was similar to one of the earlier versions, except the lady had a sleeker appearance.

In 1992, Jenny Joseph posed for Michael J. Deas, and her oil-painted image was introduced in the new Columbia Pictures logo. The new logo featuring jenny was introduced in 1993. It has retained much of its look except some minor modifications in 2006 and 2014.

Shape of the Columbia Pictures Logo

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The current Columbia Picture logo features a digitized image of the Torch lady presented by Jenny Joseph.

Colors of the Columbia Pictures Logo

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The logo has a rich color palette, as it looks more like a painting depicting the lady on the background of huge mountain-shaped clouds and deep blue twilight sky.

Font of the Columbia Pictures Logo

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The logo wordmark uses a font belonging to the Sans Serif family.