SpongeBob SquarePants Logo

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SpongeBob SquarePants is an animated comedy TV series. Its countries of origin are the US and South Korea (animation). The series was created for Nickelodeon by Stephen Hillenburg, animator and marine science educator.

Meaning and history

SpongeBob SquarePants Logo history

Concept logo (1996)

SpongeBob SquarePants Logo 1996
The original name, which was used during the early development stage, was SpongeBoy Ahoy! Interestingly, the concept logo already played with the “sponge letters” approach. All the glyphs forming the first word in the name of the series looked as if they were made out of sponge (like in the current SpongeBob SquarePants logo).
Yet, while the style was the same, the details of the shape were different.

1997

SpongeBob SquarePants Logo 1997
The original version of the pilot episode featured a different emblem. To begin with, it sported the new name “SpongeBob SquarePants.” While the letters did not have the dots, like in the previous version, they still had something “spongy” about them. The reason for this was that the “sponge” there was already introduced by the depiction of the cartoon character himself, so to repeat it in the lettering was unnecessary.

1999

SpongeBob SquarePants Logo 1999
On the whole, the emblem became simpler, easier-to-grasp and to reproduce.
The “sponge” design disappeared altogether. A bright and sweet shade of purple (close to fuchsia) replaced the brownish red of the previous palette. The “flower” from the old logo grew more prominent. Another important improvement was that the letters grew better legible.
This version has been nicknamed “The Colored DoodleBob.”

2016


It is basically the same logo, with a couple of updates. The colors have grown brighter, which is especially noticeable in the case of the fuchsia lettering.
The shape of the glyphs has grown slightly more squarish to better fit the shape of SpongeBob. Also, the letters were capitalized. The outline of the flower was made lighter (so as not to steal the limelight).
This version is used in full-screen episodes.

Merchandise logo

This one is simpler than the main SpongeBob SquarePants logo. The character himself has disappeared. While the original version (introduced in 1999) featured flat letters, they were replaced by spongy ones in 2008.