The Star Wars logo nearly looked VERY different

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 40 years, you probably know about that franchise Star Wars that everyone's been banging on about. The inter-galactic movies and tv shows have become a fan favourite, but we bet you didn't know that its famous logo could have looked very different. 

The Star Wars logo is iconic with its bold yellow outline font. But before Joe Johnston designed the logo we all know and love today, there was another design that just didn't make the cut. If you need a hand creating a logo as iconic as Star Wars, then make sure you check out our guide on how to design a logo.

The Star Wars logo

The Star Wars logo may have looked very different (Image credit: LucasArts/Disney)

Joe Johnston told Cinema Blend that he was asked to 'fix' the Star Wars logo before 10 am the next morning, to which he responded, "I can't fix it, but I can redesign it". The design was "on one line and it had very thin hairline letters with pointed ends on the W and everything". 

Unfortunately, we can't find any evidence of what this elusive lost logo looked like, although we did track down one early version of the logo in our piece on big brand logos that never saw the light of day. It's hard to believe that the Star Wars franchise could've looked so different. Can you imagine a world without that famous galactic font plastered everywhere?

If you're a fan of the logo as much as we are, then you'll love our roundup of the best Star Wars fonts. And if you want to try your hand at designing the logo based on the description Johnston gave, then why not download Illustrator and get creating?

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.