DC Comics unveils new Batman logo

Happy birthday Batman! The Caped Crusader is having his 75th anniversary this year, and from comics to Christopher Nolan movies to videogames (opens in new tab) - not to mention the as-yet-untitled Superman/Batman movie (opens in new tab) to come, he's more popular than ever.

Now, to celebrate the three-quarter-century milestone, DC has unveiled this new 75th Anniversary Batman logo, combining the famous Bat symbol with '75' in block-style type similar to that used in Superman's own 75th-anniversary logo (opens in new tab) last year (but with a slightly less off-the-wall treatment overall).

It's a strikingly simple, monochrome design and one we suspect has been designed for social media and smaller smartphone screens; it looks like it will scale up and down perfectly.

Batman first appeared in 1939, in the comic book Detective Comics #27, and DC plans a range of celebrations to celebrate its anniversary throughout the year, centring around a worldwide Batman Day on Jun 23. You can find more details of what's in store here (opens in new tab).

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Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, T3.com and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.