1857–1981 1981–1988 1988 1989–2000 2000–2019 2019–present
1857–1981 1981–1988 1988 1989–2000 2000–2019 2019–present

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


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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.


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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.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya (BBV)

See also: Banco de Vizcaya


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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.


Designer:  Artime, Nebot & Capell
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  January 1, 1989

On January 1, 1989, BBV unveiled their definitive brand.[1]

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.

Banco de Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

See also: Argentaria


Designer:  Cros & Machín[2]
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  Unknown

After merging with Argentaria, the square, the four arc-shaped stars and the full name is permanently removed, leaving the acronym now as "BBVA" in blue and with slightly modified typography.


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Designer:  BBVA in-house team (logo)
Landor Associates
Typography:  Unknown
Launched:  April 24, 2019

On the 24th April 2019, BBVA unveiled a new logo[3]. This new logo consists of the acronym "BBVA" in a new typeface with the "V" and the "A" in the form of an arrow pointing down and up.


  1. La Vanguardia - Logotipo para un nuevo banco
  2. Cros & Machín - BBVA (Wayback Machine)
  3. BBVA - BBVA unifica su marca en todo el mundo y cambia su logo
Banco de Bilbao
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