Take the Tech Logo Quiz

Test your inner design geek and take a look under the hood at some of tech's most famous logos.

Test your inner design geek and take a look under the hood at some of techs most famous logos.

Marissa Mayer

Which tech CEO took a personal hand in creating the company’s updated logo? The new logo was created over a weekend, with collaboration with the company’s graphic designers and an intern.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

Which tech CEO took a personal hand in creating the company’s updated logo? The new logo was created over a weekend, with collaboration with the company’s graphic designers and an intern.

c. Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer

apple

An urban legend suggested this company’s logo was inspired by the manner in which early tech visionary Alan Turing died.

apple

An urban legend suggested this company’s logo was inspired by the manner in which early tech visionary Alan Turing died.

c. Apple. Alan Turing committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple in 1954. 

twitter

Which company’s original logo was nicknamed “Larry”?

twitter

Which company’s  original logo was nicknamed “Larry”?

A. Twitter (Bird) In honor of NBA legend Larry Bird, although the name was phased out during the revamped logo in 2012.

windows

The Windows logo was re-designed for Windows 8 in 2012 by what renowned ad agency or designer?

windows

The Windows logo was re-designed for Windows 8 in 2012 by what renowned ad agency or designer?

a. Pentagram 

hotmail

Which company name was chosen because it included the letters and name of a particular coding language?

hotmail

Which company name was chosen because it included the letters and name of a particular coding language?

 a. Hotmail = HTML

google

Designed by Ruth Kedar, which font was selected for “Google”?

google

Designed by Ruth Kedar, which font was selected for “Google”?

c. Catull

sun

Which company’s logo is depicted by four interleaved copies of its name?

sun

Which company’s logo is depicted by four interleaved copies of its name?

 b. Sun

amazon

The yellow swoosh in Amazon’s logo represents what?

amazon

The yellow swoosh in Amazon’s logo represents what?

d. Range of products sold. All products sold from “A” to “Z”.

zuckerberg

What techie decided on his company’s logo color because he’s colorblind?

zuckerberg

What techie decided on his company’s logo color because he’s colorblind?

b. Mark Zuckerberg. He is red-green colorblind, which means that blue is the best color he can see.

linux

What U.S. computer programmer illustrated the original “Tux” penguin representing Linux?

What U.S. computer programmer illustrated the original “Tux” penguin representing Linux? 

A. Larry Ewing. “The majority of the drawing was done on my 486 DX2/50 running Linux. I used nothing but a mouse and a lot of patience.”

cannon

What company’s name and original logo reflected the benevolence of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy?

cannon

What company’s name and original logo reflected the benevolence of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy?

c. Canon. Kwanon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy represented the company's vision of creating the worlds best cameras. In an attempt to come up with a more universal logo, the name Canon was selected. Canon has a number of meanings, including criterion and standard, and sounded similiar ro Kwanon.

How did you do?

 

0-2: Back to art school

3-5: More revisions

6-8: Portfolio is looking good

9-11: Wire-rimmed glasses and a black turtleneck sweater have been bestowed upon you, “Dieter” is pleased