Konica Minolta Logo

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Konica Minolta Logo
Konica Minolta, Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It has offices in around 50 countries.

Meaning and history

1937

The original Minolta logo featured the brand’s name in an unpretentious, yet unique script. The uneven strokes and shapes implied that the word had been written by hand, which added personal touch.

1957

While this wordmark was similar in style, the shape of the glyphs was different. Now, all the letters were lowercased and grew flatter. They also became more even and less individual.
Konica Minolta Emblem

1978

This is the first time when a blue roundel (so-called globe mark) appeared on the logo. The word “Minolta” below now featured a more generic sans. The type was pretty light. The distance between the “L,” “T,” and “A” was very small. This approach made the design more compact and added a unique touch.

1981

The white lines on the globe mark grew somewhat thinner, while the wordmark grew slightly larger.

2003

Konica Minolta Logo
In 2003, the company merged with Konica to form Konica Minolta. The new Konica Minolta logo has added a gradient to the globe mark. Also, it has introduced a new, distinctive type, which symbolizes “the fresh surprises that we offer to customers,” as Konica Minolta’s official website explains.
The globe mark represents the Earth and reflects the company’s “infinite expansion.” The oval shape symbolizes “reliability and security” the company offers to its clients, while also representing the “wide-ranging technological expertise.” The white lines seen on the globe are actually light beams. They stand for the company’s know-how in the field of imaging.