How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

By Casey Chan on at

Some companies think logos and branding are so important that they spend millions and millions on designing them. Other companies go with something simple and end up spending nothing. The funny thing? It's usually the companies that spend little on designing logos that become the most iconic brands.

Seriously, companies like BP spend $211,000,000 (recount those zeroes -- it's basically £134m!) on the rebranding process (designing the logo $4.6 million / £2.9m, changing fixtures I'd imagine, cost a helluva lot more) while Coke has been rocking the same logo for years. It pays to nail it the first time. StockLogos compiled the cost of designing many famous companies and it's a doozy. [Stock Logos via Design Taxi]


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

Sergey Brin designed the original logo in Gimp. It's obviously been tweaked since.


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

Steve Jobs famously got Paul Rand to design the logo for Next, which cost around £65k in today's money.


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

Designed by Simon Oxley in 2009 (it's also been updated).


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

£22 is pretty cheap for the most famous swoosh in the world. To Nike's credit, Nike gave the designer, Carolyn Davidson, stock now worth £385,000.


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

£1.14m. I would have done this for at least a million less.


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

I don't know how many times Pepsi has rebranded itself.


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

Aside from a slight hiccup with new Coke, the Coca Cola logo has stayed relatively the same since 1885.


How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

Designed by Wolff Olins, it still looks like Lisa Simpson doing something dirty.