Mugen Logo

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What makes the Mugen logo stand out among the majority of logotypes you come across every day is that it is bilingual. You can see the Japanese hieroglyphs to the left and the English version to the right.

Meaning and history

Of course, the different languages break the logo into two separate parts. And yet, the design forces behind the brand have made a couple of modifications to make the two parts merge.
To begin with, both of them are tilted to the right. In addition to creating an illusion of the two names being a single whole, this adds a dynamic feel. Also, they are literally very close to each other – the distance between them is not the space between two separate words but rather the distance between two glyphs.
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To end up, the two versions of the name are placed inside a single shape, a black rectangle. However, in the case when the logo is black on the white background, the rectangle is often not used.

Old version of the emblem

In the 1980s, the primary logo looked pretty much the same as it does today. In print, a distinctive grayish tint of blue was added to the design. Also, in this era, both the Japanese and English versions had shades (in the current logo, only the Japanese version has the shades).
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We should also mention the “Mugen Power” logo. Here, the two words in English were given in a completely different type, an italicized lowercase one inspired by handwriting. In between, there were again the Japanese hieroglyphs. This time, they were placed one above the other.
By the 1990s, the red-gold-black stripes often appeared in print. By the way, the company still uses this color combination as part of its visual brand identity, although it is not included in the official Mugen logo.