PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7253 posts, RR: 25 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 8346 times:
current logo (since mid-2004)
previous logo (1993-2004)
The previous 2 PHL logos (pre-1993) are not pictured (No Yahoo nor Google images available)
From 1990-1993, PHL's logo consisted of the letters P H L obliqued with a plane attached to the horizontal piece of the letter L.
From the mid-80s to 1990, PHL's logo featured a Liberty Bell with a plane pointing up inside it.
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
OwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 908 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 8122 times:
Unfortunately most of the airport logo's are very boring and disappointing. To me an airport logo should emphasize it's name or at least expressing something of the city/country of origin, expressing air transport, connection, crossing point, travel, speed, reliability and class or just something of architecture of the airport itself. This is an interesting field for graphic designers like me because I think there is still a lot work to do in 'airport-land'. Even in my own country The Netherlands the airport logo's are not of a very high design quality standard. Often airport logo's are outdated because airport do not change that many times like airlines do. Have a look at this direct link and you will see many airport logo's (free downloadable in vector format): http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/sear...0&page=1&brand_id=138318&mtype=25.
I picked some of them which are quite nice to see: Luton Airport, Sydney Airport, Hannover Airport and Norwich International. Definately there will be other great airport logos left which I did not mention here.