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Netflix has a 'new' logo – and it's driving Stranger Things fans wild

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(Image credit: Netflix)

Unless you've been living in the upside-down, you're probably aware that the fourth series of a certain 80's-set sci-fi series has just landed on Netflix. Yep, Stranger Things is back – and it seems it's brought with it a rare update to the famous Netflix ident.

Fans immediately spotted that the opening Netflix logo (you know, the 'DUH-DUNNN' one), looks a little different at the start of Stranger Things season 4. Instead of a plain black background, the animated 'N' appears against a red sky, complete with crashing thunder. (Looking for more inspiration? Check out the best logos of all time.)

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Indeed, it looks rather like the ident is being beamed straight from the upside-down, the series' spooky "alternate dimension existing in parallel to the human world" (thanks, Stranger Things Wiki (opens in new tab)). And hey, perhaps the 'N' itself is upside-down? We'll never know because, well, it's an 'N'.

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Netflix isn't known for playing with its logo (Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix isn't known for playing with its visual identity (that's often left to the fans – check out this awesome interpretation of the logo made of yarn). And it's a testament to how much Netflix gets watched that the Easter egg is by no means going unnoticed. 

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It'll be interesting (to an extent) to see whether Netflix decides to give other shows the special ident treatment, or whether the treat remains solely reserved for its biggest blockbuster. In the meantime, if you want to design an ident of your own, take a look at our guide on how to design a logo.

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Daniel Piper
Daniel Piper

Daniel Piper is Creative Bloq’s Senior News Editor. As the brand’s Apple authority, he covers all things Mac, iPhone, iPad and the rest. He also reports on the worlds of design, branding and tech. Daniel joined Future in 2020 (an eventful year, to say the least) after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more. Outside of Future, Daniel is a global poetry slam champion and has performed at festivals including Latitude, Bestival and more. He is the author of Arbitrary and Unnecessary: The Selected Works of Daniel Piper (Selected by Daniel Piper).