Does the Subway logo really have multiple hidden meanings?

A close up of the Subway logo on a gradient background
(Image credit: Subway)

Everyone knows the Subway logo with its iconic yellow and green typeface. But what if we told you that the famous design has a deeper meaning? That's right, surprisingly enough, the sandwich shop logo has a little more to it than just promoting subs.

The two arrows on the S and Y of the logo are more than just a fancy embellishment – they have a hidden meaning related to the name of the company. However, we're not totally convinced by the secret connotations. (If you're currently in the middle of creating a logo, then make sure you follow our 15 golden rules of logo design.)

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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.