Danmarks Radio or DR is the state-owned public broadcaster of Denmark. It operates three TV channels and several radio stations.
DR was founded on 1 April 1925 under the name of Radioordningen, which was changed to Statsradiofonien in 1926, then to Danmarks Radio in 1959, and to DR in 1996.
DR got its first logo in 1964, when a television service was introduced for the first time. It is credited to Connie Linck, a graphic artist at DR, who allegedly got the inspiration from types used on Latin American stamps.
When DR started its second television channel, DR2, in 1996, they took the opportunity to launch a new corporate logo.
This new corporate logo was introduced on 30 August, 1996.
DR launched a new logo on 1 June, 2005. The letters were redesigned and the red colour became more "pure". Masoud Alavi was responsible for creating the new logo.
In 2007, DR unveiled a new corporate logo at a press conference. However, this logo first appeared in the new logos of DR's radio channels in December 2006. Then, after a few years, DR has announced that it is going to launch a new corporate logo from 1 September, 2009.
The new corporate logo occurred officially on 1 September, 2009 as an alternate version of the 2005 logo, where the wordmark has turned white and been put in a black 3x10 rectangle. This version was first incorporated into the logos of DR's radio channels in December 2006 and then later to DR's television channels in September 2009.
In 2013, the font was changed and the serifs were removed. The logo was created by the internal DR Design department, in partnership with Kontrapunkt. All the channel logos were streamlined as well. The new logo was launched on 1 February 2013.
The television channels and radio stations got new logos with the black DR logo next to the name of the channel or service in a coloured square or rectangle. In 2017, new logos were introduced, with the logo appearing as a coloured square with the black DR logo at the bottom.
Furthermore, in 2020, a new custom font called DR Publik was introduced on all of DR’s properties and channels (not to be confused with the custom font of Swedish public TV broadcaster SVT, which is coincidentally also called Publik).
DR1 (HD) | DR2 (HD) | DR Ramasjang
Former channels and services
Channel One Russia |
Český rozhlas |
CyBC / RIK |
ENRS Radio algérienne |
Radio Tunisienne |
Télévision Tunisienne |
Europe 1 |
FMM (F24 | MCD | RFI) |
Kan (IPBC) |
PBS Ltd. |
Polskie Radio |
Radio 100,7 |
Radio France |
Radio Orpheus |
RTL Group |
RTV SLO |
RTV San Marino |
SRG SSR |
Télé Liban |
TMC (France) |
TV 2 (Denmark) |
TV 2 (Norway) |
UKIB (ITV | S4C | Channel 4 | STV) |
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