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1885–1900 1900–1921 1921–1939 1939–1964 1964–1969
1885–1900 1900–1921 1921–1939 1939–1964 1964–1969
1969–1983 1983–1999 1999–2005 2005–2015 2015–present
1969–1983 1983–1999 1999–2005 2005–2015 2015–present

American Telephone and Telegraph Company

1885–1900

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The American Telephone and Telegraph Company was founded by Alexander Graham Bell in 1885.

1900–1921

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This is the first documented use of the "Bell System" branding.

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1921–1939

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Local versions of the logo included the name of the regional "baby bell" companies at the top of the ring, with the words "American Telephone & Telegraph Co." on the bottom.

1939–1964

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The words on the ring from the second logo stayed the same, but the typeface and the hook on the bell were changed.

AT&T

1964–1969

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In 1964, the words "American Telephone and Telegraph Co." were removed from the ring, and the words "and Associated Companies" was moved to the bottom of a new wordmark reading the new abbreviated name of the company, AT&T.

1969–1983

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Designer:  Saul Bass
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  October 12, 1969

This is the final version of the bell logo, designed by Saul Bass. The bell logo used here would continue to be used by the seven "baby bell" companies spun off of AT&T, as well as Western Electric Company.

1983–2005

1983–1999

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Designer:  Saul Bass/Herb Leager Associates
Jerry Kuyper
Dean Smith
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  October 5, 1983

In 1982, when the government breakup of the Bell System forced the company to stop carrying its bell logo, Saul Bass was reenlisted with designing a logo for AT&T. Bass's company Saul Bass/Herb Leager Associates worked with Jerry Kuyper and Dean Smith to design a circle composed of twelve lines that form a smaller, segmented circle, and retain the blue color of its predecessor. This logo was nicknamed the "Death Star" and became AT&T's logo on October 5, 1983, when it was reincorporated as a smaller company. The original 1983 version was used in tandem with its 1999 revision until 2003.

1999–2005

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In 1999, the globe design was slightly modified, with four of its stripes being removed, reducing it from twelve to eight.

2005–present

2005–2015

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Designer:  Interbrand
Typography:  ClearviewATT (2005-2010)

Omnes (2010-2015)

Launched:  November 21, 2005

On November 21, 2005, AT&T received a major redesign to coincide with its merger with SBC. In a commercial, the SBC logo and the previous logo formed to make this new logo, and was called "The New AT&T". The typeface was changed and was made lowercase. The globe got a glossy 3D effect, with the globe in white and the stripes in blue, rather than the other way around (which had been the case till then), and two stripes were removed, reducing it from eight to six. This rebrand was created by Interbrand. This logo is still used in most locations, SIM cards, and on the 404 error page. In 2011, AT&T's trademark 4-note audio logo was added at the end of its commercials and tutorial videos.

2015–present

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Designer:  Interbrand
Typography:  AT&T Aleck (custom-designed)
Launched:  December 13, 2015

On December 13, 2015, AT&T updated its globe logo for the first time in ten years by having its colors switch places, making the stripes transparent and the circle blue once again (a motif similar to the 1983 "Death Star" logo); the wordmark was also changed as it reverted back to being in uppercase for the first time since 2005. The 4-note audio logo's key was changed from "D-D'-E'-B" to "G-G'-A'-E'", and at a faster rate. The latest rebrand was also created by Interbrand for the second time.

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