Banco de Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, also known as BBVA in its current form is a Spanish financial institution founded in 1999 by the merger of two major banks: the BBV (formerly Banco de Bilbao and Banco de Vizcaya) and Argentaria.
Banco de Bilbao
The first logo of the bank was the letters "BB" in extravagant serif typeface surrounded by a circle and below, the name "BANCO DE BILBAO" in Roman typeface in black.
Then the logo was modified by moving the isotype to the right of the text and the latter surrounded by a blue rectangle and the blue logo.
After the merger with the Vizcaya bank, it became BBV (acronym for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya) and the first logo consisted of the letters "BILBAO-VIZCAYA. BBV" in Futura Condensed typeface with a dot in the script, all colored White on a blue background.
Artime, Nebot & Capell
On January 1, 1989, BBV unveiled their definitive brand.
This logo consisted of the letters "BBV" in a characteristic typeface and below, an arc formed by four stars enclosed in a blue square and below, the name "BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA" with the same typeface and blue color.