Korean Air Logo

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Meaning and history

Korean Air Logo history

1962 – 1969

Korean Air Logo-1962
The first Korean Air logo was created in 1962 and only stayed with the air carrier for a few years. It was a modern and bright graphical emblem with no lettering on its official version. The badge featured a solid sky-blue triangular arrow, a stylized bird, pointing to the left, and placed a bit diagonally (up left), over the red circular frame. The frame boasted a geometrical ornament, looking like an ancient chain, formed by straight lines, resembling some Aztec-period drawings.

1969 – 1984

Korean Air Logo 1962

The old Korean Air logo features an abstract depiction of a bird, which can also be interpreted as a plane. The design is placed in front of a white circle with a red outline, which supposedly represents the sun. The lettering “KAL” (Korean Air Lines) can be seen below.

1984 – Today

Korean Air logo

The updated logo seems to have been inspired by that of Pepsi. At least the “O” made up of blue and white commas looks very much like the circle from the logo of the legendary soft drink.