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Nickelodeon “Silverball” logo (1981–1984)

Contributed by Aidan Nester on Sep 13th, 2018. Artwork published in .
    Nickelodeon “Silverball” logo (1981–1984) 1
    Source: http://logos.wikia.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    From 1981 to 1984, children TV channel Nickelodeon used a logo in multi-colored, 3‑dimensional and overlapping letters from the Frankfurter typeface, with a dotted I. According to Fred/Alan, “famous television designer, a moonlighting Lou Dorfsman, had designed the logo in 1981, and our brilliant friend Bob Klein had added a silver ball that zoomed around the screen in and out of everything a kid might find exciting.” “The pinball theme was used in the network’s IDs during the period, including one that used early 1980s-era computer graphics.” — Logopedia

    In 1984, it was replaced by the iconic logo featuring Balloon on orange.

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