Doom Logo

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Doom logo

Doom is a video-dame, which was first published in 1993 and became incredibly popular. By today over 10 million copies have been sold. The game is a first-person shooter, where the player gets on a space-marine. In 1996 the first Doom comic book was released.

Meaning and history

Doom Logo history

The Doom visual identity is brutal and powerful. Composed of a wordmark, which is being placed on different backgrounds, with or without any additional graphics, it is instantly recognizable and became synonymous with shooter video-games.

The extra-bold capital lettering of the Doom logo looks evil and threatening. The elongated lines with sharp-pointed angles resemble of a gateway and show the violent and fighting spirit of the game.

The Doom typeface, with its diagonal cut of the lower letter parts, was replicated by one of the game’s fans and the Amazdoom font was created.

As for the color palette of the Doom logo, it had several versions throughout the game’s history. The original Doom logo was composed of a blue and gold three-dimensional wordmark placed on a bloody-red background with a shooter in green. It was illustrated by Don Ivan Punchatz. The next versions were also drawn as 3D inscriptions and featured brown and blue color palette on dark backgrounds. Then the company decided to simplify its logo and went for a flat 2D design.

Doom logo

Today’s Doom logo is simple black lettering on a white background, but it looks even more powerful and masculine than the 3D colorful designs.

The Doom logo is an iconic one. It is a representation of strength, confidence, and courage. The game’s visual identity’s minimalism adds a strict mood and evokes a sense of concentration on a mission.