Wow, the original Nintendo logo was totally unrecognisable

Nintendo logo
(Image credit: Nintendo)

The Nintendo logo oozes nostalgia for anyone who grew up with the NES or SNES. Despite constantly innovating, introducing radical consoles as the Wii and the Nintendo Switch, the company still sports that fun red 'racetrack' design.

But despite Nintendo being known today for video games and consoles, its history goes back almost a century before the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System. And its first logo was a reference to a very different type of gaming (see the best Nintendo Switch deals for its latest gems).

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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.