These are the only blue McDonald's arches in the world

McDonald's Golden Arches are instantly recognisable to consumers living all over the world. And you'd be forgiven for assuming McDonald's has such a tight grip on the symbol that they're also exactly the same world over. Right? Wrong, actually. And here's why. 

There's one place on this planet where the ubiquitous golden arches are nowhere to be seen. In fact, they're blue. Yes, blue. It's hard to believe but the local authority in Sedona, Arizona was able to put its own aesthetic needs above the might of McDonald's, and transform the logo from golden to teal – a claim to fame also held by Paris and Brussels (which have white arches alongside the traditional gold). Who knew folk could use their own ideas of good logo design to bargain with such a heavyweight company?

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.