25 Hidden Images in Logos You Probably Missed

Posted by , Updated on April 23, 2024

Unless you really took our list of The 25 Most Remote Places In The World to heart and moved to the middle of the Tibetan Plateau, you probably see hundreds of logos every day. How often do you stop to appreciate their details and hidden meanings, though? Many company marketers are sneaky, using psychology to their advantage. They’re masters of hiding things in plain sight. While some are more obvious than others, all of these famous logos hold some sort of secret. Hence, these 25 Cleverly Hidden Images In Logos You Probably Didn’t Notice.



This is probably one of the most famous logos in this category. Just in case you’re somehow out of the loop, look between the “E” and the “X.” In the white space, there is an arrow that subliminally represents speed and precision.




Anyone over 50 will connect NBC with a Peacock. Ever since they came out with their new logo though, the peacock has been a little harder to spot.



goodwill logo

As prevalent as this logo is, we see it all the time, but have you ever noticed how the “g” in “goodwill” and the smiling face look strangely similar?


Big 10 Conference

Big Ten

Although at the time of this writing there are 14 schools in the Big 10, when this logo was created following Penn State’s addition in 1990, there were 11. Because the conference didn’t want to change its name, it went for something a bit more subtle…logo magic.




Famously known for its 31 flavors, supposedly so that a customer could have a new flavor every day of the month, Baskin-Robbins makes it known in their logo.




Elettro Domestici, the Italian electric company, used an interesting mark designed by Gianni Bortolotti that has since become fairly well known in the design community.




The name of the French international hypermarket chain translates to “intersection” in English. If you look closely enough, you will notice that the big “C” in the white space is actually constructed out of two arrows pointing in opposite directions. How appropriate.




The brilliant logo for the popular ski resort located in California not only looks like a big “M,” but it can also be interpreted as mammoth, a mountain, and a ski trail.


Northwest Airlines


The old Northwest Airlines logo is something of a masterpiece with the “N” and “W” both being constructed from the same image. That’s not all though. If you look close enough, you’ll also notice that there’s a compass in there. Can you guess which direction it’s pointing?


The Pittsburgh Zoo


The white space in this logo pops out a whole lot more than in some of the others. It shouldn’t be that hard to spot the gorilla and lion staring each other down.


Sun Microsystems


Before its acquisition by Oracle in 2010, the longstanding logo of the computer giant had left its mark on the industry. Cleverly designed by Vaughan Pratt, you should be able to read the word “sun” from any direction.


The Atlanta Falcons


If you watch Sports Center at all, then this is no secret, but the Falcons logo is much more than a really cool looking bird. It’s a really cool looking bird in the shape of a big letter “F.”



LG logo

While Pac Man has a way of showing up in strange places, how about the LG logo? All you have to do is tilt it a little to the right and then shift the “nose” upwards. South Koreans are awesome.


Via Rail Canada

VIA rail

If you have ever been on a railroad in the far north, you have probably seen this logo, but have you ever noticed that the logo itself depicts a railroad?




This one is a classic. Not only is the Amazon logo smiling, but there’s also an arrow starting at the “a” and ending on the “z.” That’s right, Amazon has everything from A to Z.


Milwaukee Brewers


This sports team logo might be a little harder to distinguish for those of you who don’t watch baseball. The glove is actually a composite of the letters “b” and “m.”




Here’s a favorite. As much as you eat their chips and dip, have you ever noticed the fiesta going on in their logo? The two t’s are partying over a bowl of dipping sauce that dots the “i.”


Sony Vaio

Sony Vaio

It’s one of the most popular Sony sub-brands, and like all of the other logos on this page, it also has some hidden secrets. The “V” and the “A” are actually forming an analog signal while the “I” and the “O” are supposed to represent the binary digits 1 and 0.


London Orchestra


At first glance, it appears to be so simple, but upon closer inspection, you might notice some hidden imagery. Can you see the orchestra conductor?


Hershey's Kisses

hershey's kisses logo

This one might be hard to see if the logo isn’t big enough, but the next time you run out of Hershey’s Kisses, remember to the check the bag. Between the “K” and the “I” you just might find an extra.


Hope for African Children Initiative

hope for african children logo

This non-profit boasts a cleverly drawn map of Africa, the continent being formed out of the white space that separates a child from its guardian.




It seems that sweet makers have a knack for including hidden images in their logos. This one may be hard to spot at first, but we’ll give you a hint: Toblerone was started in the city of Bern, Switzerland which is famously associated with bears. Now, look closely at Matterhorn Mountain and see what you find.


Tour de France

tour de france

There is a biker in there somewhere. Can you see him? He is literally on Tour. Notice how the “o”, “u”, and “R” all come together along with the yellow dot to form the image.


Washington State University


The Cougars really outdid themselves with this one. In the logo, their mascot is composed of the three letter acronym for their school.




Back when Quicksilver started Roxy, it was trying to break into the untapped market for female surfers. It was a gutsy move, but it worked. You can see how the heart-shaped Roxy logo is derived from two back to back Quicksilver logos.

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