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Did You Notice These Famous Logos Majorly Changed in 2012?

Laura Stampler

Some of the biggest brands in the country ditched their old logos for new ones this year.

Microsoft ditched its logo after 25 years, and Wendy's changed up its girl with the pigtails for the first time since 1983.

But even though a company's logo is one of its most valuable, and certainly visible, marketing tools, we're willing to bet that you missed a few of the major changes.

In August, Domino's logo ...








... lost the pizza part.

In January JC Penney transformed into ...

JCP. Shortening company names is in.


But even logos that don't display the company's name got a makeover this year. Twitter's bird logo changed from this ...

... to this in June.

Not all comic fans were thrilled to see DC Comics change its logo from this ...

... to this in January.

After 25 years, Microsoft made headlines when it ditched its Italics ...

... for this redesign. This was part of Microsoft's overall corporate makeover.

In October, Wendy's changed its logo for the first time since 1983. It went from this ...


... to this. Her pigtails now break out of the frame.

Arby's followed suit, changing its logo from this ...

... to this. And it wasn't the only brand to make all of its letters lowercase.

In February, the Quaker man changed from this ...

... to this. Is it just us, or is he looking skinnier?


Speaking of skinnier, did you notice that Weight Watchers changed its logo from this ...

... to this Word Art-esque logo in December.

USA Today changed its logo in September from this ...


... to this.


Click here for the full list of changed logos.