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When I first heard that Warner Bros. was changing its logo, I thought, "They're bringing the Saul Bass logo back?" Because it seems like nearly every other important filmmaker who made a movie for the studio in the past 10 years prefer using that logo over the recent one.
 

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I don't really care, but if I had my choice, I would not have changed the logo.

I would not have either. The Warner logo is iconic. The one they had been using was the optimal one.

But, as always, everyone feels the need to re-invent themselves. An important part of history often goes with that.

Now we have to contend with evil Disney pulling the FOX name off its 20th Century and Searchlight logos. Now that's what I call a travesty!
 

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I would not have either. The Warner logo is iconic. The one they had been using was the optimal one.

But, as always, everyone feels the need to re-invent themselves. An important part of history often goes with that.

Now we have to contend with evil Disney pulling the FOX name off its 20th Century and Searchlight logos. Now that's what I call a travesty!
It might be a travesty, but I can understand why they did it.
 

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Though I must admit I have a certain amount of nostalgia for the '72 version having seen it often in my youth.
I think you have the same amount of nostalgia for that as I have for both the Sunburst/Abstract Torch and 80s Torch Lady of Columbia Pictures.
 
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Man, Warner needs some real leadership desperately. That new logo is something for an imprint, like an animated subdivision or an indie films unit, not for the whole company.

What makes me think there was a big "logo unveiling" ceremony at the studio and everyone there nervously clapped?
 

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I like the long badge that used to be on the old b/w Warner movies. I'd agree that the best one is the yellow & blue one, I suppose you could say it looks a bit old fashioned, but so does the new blue one, as it still has the Warner badge, at least the red & black one looked modern. As long as they leave the logo alone on their catalogue releases, I'm not bothered.
 
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Hang on, when did Warner start using the new logo?

I saw Just Mercy last month, which is a Warner Bros. film, and it had the traditional one on there.
 

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I’m really not a fan of the trend to make logos and icons “flat and simple” as some misguided interpretation of “modern”. I hated when Apple decided to make their iPhone icons “flat”. Just couldn’t fathom why Apple thought this looked better than the “etched/3D” look they originally had. This WB decision kind of evokes the same response from me, “bleh”.
 
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