ExxonMobil Logo

ExxonMobil Logo

The multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil has a distinctive wordmark, which was created on the basis of the logos of the companies Exxon and Mobil.

Meaning and history ExxonMobil Logo

ExxonMobil Logo history

ExxonMobil was an heir of one of the largest US companies, Standard Oil. Its logotype featured the word “Standard” in an oval shape, with a torch right in the middle. The palette included the colors of the American flag.

Symbol ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil symbol

In the 1930s the Standard Oil Company was divided into severalsmaller companies, including Exxon and Mobil. Each of them had a logo of its own. The Mobil’s one featured a Pegasus, while Exxon had a wordmark logo with two interlacing “X”s.

The author of the Exxon double “X” logo was Raymond Loewy (1893-1986). He created the logo in 1966, yet the name of the company wasofficially changed to Exxon only in 1972.

Emblem ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil emblem

Following the merger of the two companies in 1998, anExxonMobil logo was created on the basis of the two older ones. The word “Exxon” from the first logo was lowercased (except for the first letter), while the signature double “X” was preserved. Only the wordmark was taken from the Mobil logo, while the Pegasus disappeared.

Font of the ExxonMobil Logo

Font ExxonMobil Logo

The ExxonMobil logo features a pretty generic typeface, except for the two interlacing letters “X”.

Color of the ExxonMobil Logo

Color ExxonMobil Logo

The current color scheme includes only red and white, while the previous versions also featured blue.