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DiscoveryChannel1985 The Discovery Channel Discovery Channel 1995 Discovery Channel 2000 Discovery Channel 2008
1985–1987 1987–1995 1995–2001 2001–2008 2008–2009
 
Discovery Channel 2009 Discovery Channel logo DSC DGlobe 2016 Reverse Discovery Channel 2019
2009–2013 2013–2016 2016–2019 2019–present


The Discovery Channel

1985–1987

DiscoveryChannel1985

The Discovery Channel's very first logo ran from 1985 to 1987, consisting of a television screen picturing the map of the world, and it has "THE Discovery CHANNEL" written on it in Gill Sans font.

1987–1995

The Discovery Channel

For two decades, starting in 1987, the channel's logo incorporated the Discovery wordmark rendered in the Aurora Bold Condensed font (the familiar wordmark that would last until the 2008 rebrand) with a circular shape in front of it. The circle usually took the form of a rising sun, or an animated version of the Vitruvian Man.

Discovery Channel

1995–2001

Discovery Channel 1995

On September 19, 1995, the channel's name was simplified to "Discovery Channel", dropping "The" from its name. A globe became a permanent part of the logo, and an underline was added to the bottom of the logo. They also launched a new tagline, "Explore Your World".

2001–2008

Discovery Channel 2000

The logo was changed slightly in 2001 when the word "Channel" was moved into the underline, and the globe was altered to focus on the Pacific Ocean instead of any continents.

2008–2019

2008–2009

Discovery Channel 2008


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On March 31, 2008, before the season premiere of Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel debuted a new logo, and a new tagline ("The World is Just Awesome"), which took effect on-air on April 15. The logo was designed by Boston-based design firm Viewpoint Creative, and replaced the longstanding Aurora Bold Condensed font in the logo with the Gotham font. The globe has been merged with the "D" in "Discovery", creating a monogram that was usable as a standalone icon. A combination of the "D" in the wordmark and the globe is sometimes used separately, primarily as the channel's logo bug during its programming.

2009–2013

Discovery Channel 2009

Discovery was rebranded again in February 2009 by Royale. They also altered the logo slightly by modifying the globe again, making the word "CHANNEL" bigger, disconnecting the C and O, and completely detaching the globe from the D. The modified logo was rolled out to Discovery's international channels during the first half of 2009.

2013–2016

Discovery Channel logo

In mid-2013, Discovery began de-emphasizing the 2009 logo in favor of using the D and globe symbol by itself on-air, with "Discovery" written underneath in print and social media. The network adopted the new tagline "Grab Life By The Globe". 6 different globes were used to reflect the channel's programming: Earth, Ice, Gold, Fire, Water and Metal. This design approach was extended to promotional material such as trailer endboards.

2016–2019

DSC DGlobe 2016 Reverse

As part of a graphical refresh in July 2016, the D symbol and "Discovery" text is now encased inside a circle.

2019–present

Discovery Channel 2019

On April 1, 2019, Discovery Channel debuted a new logo, and a new tagline ("The World is Ours"). The longtime globe became static and moved to the middle of the D, and the font of the name changed to a slimmer, bolder, more compacted font, replacing the Gotham font after 11 years. Though in countries like Ireland, the 2009 logo is still used.

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