The surprising secret behind the Mercedes-Benz logo

Car logos are among the most recognisable designs in the world. From the Audi rings to the Mercedes star, we see these logos every day. But did you know that the latter is actually two very different logos blended together?

The star-within-a-circle design has been around for more than 90 years, but it turns out that both elements of the design have different origins – and it wasn't until two brands merged that they were seamlessly joined together. (Looking for logo inspiration? Check out the best logos of all time.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.