AvtoVAZ (Volzhskiy Avtomobil'nyi Zavod, Volga Automobile Plant) is a Russian, formerly Soviet, automobile plant, based in Tolyatti.
Drawn by Soviet designer V. Antipin, based on Fiat's one.
Later, A. Dekalenkov designed 3 new prototypes of the logo (the first one is on the picture). On the logos was a lodia ship in the shape of a Cyrillic 'V', standing for Volga river. The logo was never used.
Designer Yuriy Danilov updated the prototype and Dekalenkov didn't like it, but it should've become the first official VAZ logo.
On first VAZ 2101's appeared a logo with "TOLYATTI" written on it, it is unknown who added it, on the first 30 cars FIAT accidentally wrote "ТОЛЬRТТИ", instead of "ТОЛЬЯТТИ", mistaking Latin "r" with Cyrillic "ya".
After the few months of the above one being used, the logo was fixed at once, changing the letter 'R' to 'Я'.
On later cars, the word "TOLYATTI" was removed.
A new logo was designed by Vladislav Pashko.
On the 1st April 2015, AvtoVAZ designer Steve Mattin launched a new logo.
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