Are these some of the world's oldest logo designs?

It's an interesting time for logo design. We've seen lots of brands go back to their old logos, but in recent months we've also seen a brand drop one of the oldest logos that had been in continuous use. But just how far back does the history of logos go? just what was the first logo?

There's a popular myth that the Stella Artois logo is the oldest in the world, or at least the oldest that's still used today. Alas, the beer brand's current logo only carries a visual reference to that original Den Hoorn brewery logo from 1366. But a fascinating new book explores designs that could have been among the first logos created and how they influence the logos of today (see our pick of the best new logos).

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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.