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City Sightseeing Bus Tours logo (1998–)

Contributed by Jayce Wheeled on Oct 23rd, 2021. Artwork published in .
    City Sightseeing Bus Tours logo (1998–) 1
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    The City Sightseeing logo, which is splashed across all their tour buses, is set in Holstein Bold, tightly tracked, with omitted wordspace (“CitySightseeing”) and a yellow stroke around the letters.

    From Wikipedia:

    City Sightseeing is an open-top, sightseeing tour bus operator. It provides tour bus services in more than 130 cities around the world. As City Sightseeing has grown and expanded, the company now also provides boat tours, sightseeing train tours, and guided walking tours.

    The City Sightseeing name was first used in 1972 after Peter Newman used it for his City Coach Lines company, which ran tours of London four times a day.

    In 1998, Ensignbus revived the name and developed the red livery in the Spanish city of Seville. There it helped an established sightseeing operator relaunch itself with double-deckers, using the experience and expertise developed with London Pride Sightseeing, through Ensignbus’ vehicle business. With the sale of the London Pride Sightseeing, Peter Newman stated his intention to introduce a global brand of sightseeing buses. It also set up operations in Sydney, Australia, not as a franchise, but directly owned, during this year.

    Holstein was designed by Ethan Paul Dunham and released by Fonthead Design in 1995.

    The City Sightseeing website, as it looked in 2005. Holstein is additionally used for the headlines.
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    The City Sightseeing website, as it looked in 2005. Holstein is additionally used for the headlines.

    City Sightseeing logo from 2005
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    City Sightseeing logo from 2005

    Horizontally stretched Holstein for the City Sightseeing Official Tour seal
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    Horizontally stretched Holstein for the City Sightseeing Official Tour seal

    A photo of the first sightseeing operations, which was launched in Sevilla Spain in 1998. Notice that the original name affixed to the bus was ‘Sevilla Tour’ – the ‘City Sightseeing’ name was launched later.
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    A photo of the first sightseeing operations, which was launched in Sevilla Spain in 1998. Notice that the original name affixed to the bus was ‘Sevilla Tour’ – the ‘City Sightseeing’ name was launched later.

    City Sightseeing Manchester, 2008
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    City Sightseeing Manchester, 2008

    City Sightseeing Liverpool, 2009
    Source: www.flickr.com Steven's Transport Photos. License: CC BY.

    City Sightseeing Liverpool, 2009

    City Sightseeing Windsor, 2010
    Source: www.flickr.com Paul Robertson. License: All Rights Reserved.

    City Sightseeing Windsor, 2010

    City Sightseeing Belfast, 2011
    Source: www.flickr.com Darren Hall. License: CC BY.

    City Sightseeing Belfast, 2011

    City Sightseeing Milano, 2014
    Source: www.flickr.com David Davies. License: CC BY-SA.

    City Sightseeing Milano, 2014

    City Sightseeing Moscow, 2018
    Source: www.flickr.com Marco Verch. License: CC BY.

    City Sightseeing Moscow, 2018

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