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Did you know the Paramount logo has a hidden meaning?

The Paramount logo on an orange background
(Image credit: Paramount)

Everyone's heard of Paramount, right? The studio is responsible for so many classic movies like The Godfather, Forrest Gump and The Avengers to name a few. But did you know that the company has hidden a secret in its famous mountain logo?

The studio was founded over a hundred years ago in 1912, and have been sporting variations of the original "Majestic Mountain" logo ever since. It's hard to miss those stars surrounding the mountain, and they may look unassuming, but they have a secret meaning. If you're on the hunt for some more logo inspiration, then make sure you check out our roundup of the best logos of all time.

The original Paramount logo

The 22 stars in the design have a hidden meaning (Image credit: Paramount)

The Paramount logo (see above) features 22 stars surrounding the mountain. According to Paramount (opens in new tab), these stars have two secret meanings.  Firstly, the stars represent the 22 actors that Paramount had signed to the studios in 1916 including the likes of Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson and Clara Bow. And secondly, the design implied that, "Paramount had more stars than there were in the universe". 

We love discovering these interesting hidden meanings in so many familiar designs. Back in October, we found out that there is a secret in the Twix logo that we never noticed before. But sometimes, fans think they can see hidden meanings in designs that simply aren't there, like with the Wendy's logo

After all this talk about movies, we fancy curling up on the sofa for a couple of days and binging all our favourite films. If you fancy doing the same, then why not upgrade your viewing set-up by buying one of the best TVs available. Or if you'd rather have a go at designing your own logo with a hidden meaning, then make sure you check out these Adobe Creative Cloud discounts

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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.