Yahoo's Logo Copied From 1968 Edition Of MAD Magazine

May 9, 2012 • 7:52 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Search Engine Photo Of The Day
 

Yahoo Logo MAD Magazine

Tim Moore shared a picture on Google+ from a story on startupgrind.com where they show shocking similarities between the Yahoo logo and a 1968 Yahoo logo in MAD magazine. It is as if Yahoo stole it from the magazine.

This with all that is going on with Yahoo's new CEO's resume cannot be fun.

What do you think happened here with Yahoo's logo?

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Comments:

Erik Deckers

05/09/2012 12:23 pm

Holy crap, both versions have serifs! And a tapered exclamation point! No one has ever done THAT before. Okay, I'll admit that the similarities are more than a little striking. But when you have a limited number of design options — letters have serifs or they don't, exclamation points are tapered or they're not — there are bound to be things that look alike. Was it copied? Hard to say. I can make a case for or against it.

DaveKeys

05/09/2012 03:14 pm

Proof of space aliens influencing media.

David Peake

05/09/2012 03:37 pm

And here I was thinking they stole the name from Yahoo Serious. Incidentally, if you don't know the movie Young Einstein you haven't lived yet.

Greg Sterling

05/09/2012 07:11 pm

Really appears that it was lifted if that's an accurate image from MAD

The Wandering Dutchman

05/10/2012 07:49 am

Proof of 'Life Imitating Art'?

Don

05/11/2012 06:55 pm

Breaking News: Apple stole their mouse and UI from Xerox PARC!

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