Are they brand inspired twins? Or just plain old identity knock-offs? Hard to tell. If you were an identity/logo designer in the early 90s, and working in the Silicon Valley – tech customers had 2 requests:
- we want a swoosh
- we LOVE purple & teal
As a designer, I’d be hesitant to say that I didn’t fulfill this request on multiple occasions. Many designers browse award winning annuals for inspiration. But honestly, I’d have to say that when working with similar themes, subjects or brand typography, similarities happen. You be the judge. Some of these logos have been updated since these versions.