The history of the Ghostbusters logo, from 1984 to Frozen Empire

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will be released this month, and promotional material features a familiar design: the Ghostbusters logo. The original logo design became iconic after the first Ghostbusters film in 1984, but it almost never was. 

The Ghostbusters logo was initially only going to be used on the eponymous team's uniforms and on the Ectomobile. It was when Columbia Pictures realised it also needed a design for marketing that more serious attention was given to the matter. The result was an iconic logo that remains recognisable today, although it's had some tweak. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.