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1977-1979 1979-1980 1980-1981 1981
Nickelodeon 1982 Nickelodeon wordmark 1984-2009 Nickelodeon logo Nickelodeon 2009
1981-1984 1984-2009 2003-2009 2009-present

Pinwheel Edit

1977-1979 Edit


This was the original logo for the channel when it launched in December 1, 1977; at the time of its original debut, Nickelodeon was named Pinwheel. The pinwheel is on the left side on the text.

Nickelodeon Edit

1979-1980 Edit

Nickelodeon mime 2

The network's first logo showed a man in a bowler hat looking into a Nickelodeon machine. New York based creative director/designer, Joseph Iozzi, designed the first Nickelodeon logo. He also named the channel and created all the advertising. The first model ever used in a Nickelodeon advertisement was the designers son, Joseph Iozzi II. The font used in the logo was designed by Lubalin, Smith, Carnase, Inc. The intent of Iozzi was to replace the graphic of the line illustration of the man peering into the Nickelodeon with a period illustration of a boy in nickers, British flat cap, big suspenders, tip toed on a stylish iron train step looking into the Nickelodeon font. Available time and new management never permitted the planned redesign.

1980-1981 Edit

Nickelodeon 1981

In 1980, Nickelodeon slightly updated their logo, utilizing a typeface similar to the ITC Souvenir font. Their identification logos at the time featured a mime doing things on a black background with an instrumental cover of the song "Put That Little Nickel In" as background music. The font may be the same as Pinwheel's logo and slightly modified.

1981 Edit


1981-1984 Edit

Nickelodeon 1982

This logo was introduced in 1981, and the rainbow letters were designed by Lou Dorfsman. Bob Klein added a pinball behind it.[1] The pinball theme was used in the network's IDs during the period including one that used early '80s-era computer-generated graphics. This logo was used in tandem with the 1984 Balloon font version, from October 8, 1984 until it was phased out entirely in March 1985. The logo shown above has no black lines for the print version.

1984-2009 Edit

Nickelodeon wordmark 1984-2009
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From October 8, 1984 to September 27, 2009, Nickelodeon has used lots of different logos, with a common theme. They were all orange silhouettes with the Nickelodeon wordmark written on them in white Balloon font. Eventually, the "splat" design would be the most used; the orange splat represents the slime that Nickelodeon has been known for ever since the network began broadcasting the Canadian series You Can't Do That on Television in 1981, a trademark which Nickelodeon would later adopt as part of its own programming. Many Nickelodeon fans recognize this logo because of its unique design that allowed it to become anything.

2003-2009 Edit

Nickelodeon logo

Beginning in April 2003, Nickelodeon would discontinue their older logos in place of splat themed logos for the next six years before the rebrand in 2009.

2009-present Edit

Nickelodeon 2009
Nickelodeon 2010

A new logo for Nickelodeon was unveiled in February 2009. It made its debut on screen on the United States flagship channel on September 28, 2009. When Nickelodeon changed their logo, The N, Noggin, and Nicktoons Network were also rebranded as TeenNick, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons. In April 2011, Nickelodeon unveiled new variations of the background that also interact with the logo's color. The current font used is a custom font which resembles Bauhaus 93, available for download for free here.

This logo placed 3rd in Part 2 (the best) of the 2009 Brand New Awards.

The new logo was rolled out internationally during 2010 accordingly:

  • January 29: France
  • February 15: UK and Ireland
  • March 1: Poland [1]
  • March 31: Germany/Austria/Switzerland[2]
  • June 25: India [3]


Television series: Looney Tunes | Merrie Melodies
Nickelodeon 2009
MTV | MTV2 | MTV Tr3́s | VH1 | VH1 Classic | CMT | Palladia | Comedy Central | Spike | Nickelodeon | Nick at Nite | Nicktoons | Nick Jr. | Nickelodeon (Scandinavia) | TeenNick | TV Land | Nick at Nite (Australia) | Nicktoons (Middle East) | Viacom TV | Nickelodeon (England) | Nick Jr. Magazine

BET | Centric

Paramount Pictures | Paramount Communications | Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company | MGM-Amex | Nickelodeon Movies

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