Logo History

In 1994, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. released the “Playstation” in Japan. The Playstation was later brought to America in 1995. It’s one of the most popular video game consoles to ever be released. The Playstation featured 3D polygonal graphics. It was also one of the first home consoles to feature video games on CD-ROM. While other consoles at the time were still using video game cartridges.

One of the most interesting aspects of the original Playstation was its logo’s design, the Playstation logo was designed by Japanese graphic artist Manabu Sakamoto. Sakamoto also designed the logo for Sony Computer brand VAIO.


Vaio logo source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Vaio.svg

Playstation start up

Playstation startup screen: http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ekqYhP8PhMg/maxresdefault.jpg


This logo would pop up on the screen at the console’s start up before every game. The Playstation logo consisted of a sans serif typeface of the letter P on top of the letter S. The letter P is placed above the letter S connected in a continuum; S is placed flat like a shadow. The p is colored red, while the s has a three- color pattern of yellow, green and blue. The Colors used in the design stand for “brilliance, passion, joy, charm and elegance”.

The typeface for Sony playstation watermark was also created by Sakamoto for all playstation products.

playstation logo

Playstation Logo Concepts: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/3e/5e/fb/3e5efb6e7c4eb73d105a947c81204bb5.jpg


Playstation’s logo had to be revised several times by Sakamoto before becoming the final logo. The logo concept had to be redone 20 times, Sony was finally interested in the design. Most of these concepts were by Sakamoto for the Playstation’s final logo has been changed a few times since 1994.