MGM Logo

MGM Logo
MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer) is an American media corporation. It started with the merger of Samuel Goldwyn’s studio with Marcus Loew’s Metro Pictures and Louis B. Mayer’s company (1924).

Meaning and History logo

MGM Logo history


What makes the MGM logo really unique is that most of its versions featured and feature living lions. Evidently, the idea of introducing a lion (living or not) was inspired by the name of the entrepreneur – Marcus Loew – who had bought Metro Pictures Corporation and Goldwyn Pictures (‘loew’ is the German for ‘lion’). Over the logo’s history, at least five lions have been filmed for it: Slats, Jackie, Tanner, George, and Leo. Throughout its history, the MGM logo’s shape has changed little except for color shades, some design elements and, once again, the lions.
The current version has been around since 1957.

Symbol

Symbol MGM
There is hardly a more expressive way to symbolize power, excellence, and beauty than by including a living lion in the MGM logo. The lion’s head appears inside a ribbon-shaped circle, and there is curling ribbonwork extending from it to both sides.

Font

Font MGM Logo
The font is made conspicuously simple to draw a viewer’s attention.

Color

Color MGM Logo
The matte gold color of the elements that make up the MGM logo complements the natural color of the lion’s fur.