Minecraft Logo

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Although the logo of the sandbox video game Minecraft has been modified several times, its core “building material” – cobblestone – has been used in each and every version.

Meaning and history

Minecraft Logo history

The visual identity of the famous video game has undergone three major redesigns since its trial unused version was created in 2009. The current logo of the brand is pretty simple in shapes and color palette, though still instantly recognizable among games from all over the globe.

2009

The very first logo for Minecraft was created by Hayden Scott-Baron in 2009, but it has never been used by the brand. It was a bold sans-serif inscription with jumping letters, glued to each other. The massive bodies of the letters featured a bright blue and green pattern, where blue was a sky, and green — earth.

2009 — 2011

The first official logo for the video game was introduced in 2009, and featured a gray stylized logotype, with geometric contours of the letters, and the diagonal bars composed of pixel-squares. The gray color of the surface stood for the cobblestone, and the same pattern was used for the game itself. The logo stayed with the brand for two years.

2011 — 2015

The Minecraft logo was redesigned in 2011, with its letters being thickened and pattern — refined. The color palette of the emblem was still composed of gray and black, but gray on this version was solid and had some thin black cracks on it. The typeface of the wordmark was changed to a bolder and more square one, which gave a more confident and stable look to the whole image.

2012 — Today

The logo of the video game was refined in 2012, by adding some gradient shades to its gray color palette. This made the surface of the bold sans-serif letters look sleeker, and evoke a sense of professionalism and expertise. The contours of the symbols were emboldened and cleaned and the face of the “A” became more visible.

Also, special logos have been introduced for the Bedrock Edition and Java Edition. They are basically the same, except for a couple of minor details.

Font

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The wordmark has been created from scratch, so we can’t talk about a ready-made font, in this case. However, if you want, for instance, to make a wordmark in a typeface looking like the one on the Minecraft emblem, you may find it online. The type was inspired by the main wordmark and has a complete set of glyphs.

Colors

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Various shades of grey in combination with black constitute the palette of the lettering, while the background is white.