Deutsche Bank Logo

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Since 1870, when Deutsche Bank was established, it has gone through a succession of logotypes reflecting the change of the company name, structure, and owners.

Meaning and history

history Deutsche Bank Logo

1870

Deutsche Bank Logo 1870
The original emblem featured and imperial eagle. It was used for almost half a century with a single variation (a different shape of the shield on the eagle’s chest).

1929

Deutsche Bank Logo 1929
When Deutsche Bank merged with Disconto-Gesellschaft in 1929, the eagle was updated. The bird adopted a cleaner, more minimalistic shape. It now looked less like an eagle from a medieval coat of arms. We can hardly notice any influence of the visual identity of Disconto-Gesellschaft, which featured the interlocking letters “D” and “G” inside a thick white ring with black trim.

Mid — 1930s

Deutsche Bank Logo 1930
The eagle was gone. Instead, the company adopted an ellipse logo housing the interlocking letters “D” and “B.” The “B,” which was larger, could be seen at the forefront, while the “D” was placed behind.

1947

Deutsche Bank Logo 1947
During World War II, Deutsche Bank incorporated several banks of Eastern Europe that fell into German hands. It also provided banking facilities for the Gestapo. In 1948, the bank was forced to break up into ten smaller banks, each responsible for a certain area.
Their logotypes were based on the “DB” oval used in the 1930s. Four of the logos featured two letters. In this case, one of the letters was positioned at the forefront, while the other was placed behind. All the other emblems featured three letters in the same serif type and of the same size standing next to each other.

1952

Deutsche Bank Logo 1952The Deutschland Bank logo, introduced in 2010, is fully based on the previous version, designed in 2010, but is more laconic and bright. The logo is composed of a square emblem in a thick blue outline with a diagonal line inside, executed in the same shade of blue. The emblem, which already became iconic, doesn’t even need any lettering to be recognizable and memorable. It is a representation of strength, stability, and expertise. The blue and white color palette in the bank’s logo stands for reliability and loyalty, showing the strongest points of the financial organization.

1957

Deutsche Bank Logo 1957
The three banks were consolidated into Deutsche Bank AG. The company returned to the 1957 Deutsche Bank logo.

1974

Deutsche Bank Logo 1974
The logo nicknamed “Slash in a Square” was developed by the painter and graphic artist Anton Stankowski.

2010 — Today

The Deutschland Bank logo, introduced in 2010, is fully based on the previous version, designed in 2010, but is more laconic and bright. The logo is composed of a square emblem in a thick blue outline with a diagonal line inside, executed in the same shade of blue. The emblem, which already became iconic, doesn’t even need any lettering to be recognizable and memorable. It is a representation of strength, stability, and expertise. The blue and white color palette in the bank’s logo stands for reliability and loyalty, showing the strongest points of the financial organization.

Deutsche Bank logo

Emblem

Emblem Deutsche Bank

The current logo was created between 1972 and 1974 by the painter and graphic artist Anton Stankowski. The company chose it out of a variety of emblems developed by eight graphic artists. Originally, the emblem consisted of a slash in a square together with the wordmark, but in 2010 the lettering was removed.

Deutsche Bank Logo 2010

Symbol Deutsche Bank

In 2010 the Bank redesigns its iconic logo, created by Anton Stankowski. The shape and concept remain untouched, though the intense blue color replaces the monochrome palette and now the emblem looks more vivid and powerful. Blue color here stands for professionalism and reliability, adding a sense of high-quality services at the same time. The current logo is a tribute to the company’s legacy, elevated to the new level.

Font

Font Deutsche Bank logo

In fact, the Deutsche Bank logo does not include lettering, as the slash symbol stands on its own. However, the company does have a logo. The type used in it is Univers Next 630 Basic Bold developed by Adrian Frutiger.

Color

Color Deutsche Bank Logo

For most of its history, the logotype was given in black and white. However, the current version features the dark blue symbol on the white background.