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1972–1975 1975–1980 1980–present


HBO 1972

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For the first four years of its existence, HBO identified itself with a still image of its original logo, a ticket stub, and the channel's full name Home Box Office, surrounded by a minimalist marquee light design.


HBO 1975

HBO's iconic logo has looked essentially the same since 1975, utilizing a simple wordmark with a circle inside the "O" in "HBO". One difference is that the early logo had the "O" overlapping the "B." On IDs, the logo was often accompanied by three lines colored red, yellow and blue, below or next to it. This logo and the next one were both designed by Betty Brugger, the art director for Time-Life at that time.



In 1980, the 1975 logo was revised, with the "O" in "HBO" moved off of the "B" to the right. As a result, the previous logo and its tri-colored lines were gradually phased out in 1980. A major reason for this change was that the partially obscured "B" of the previous logo gave many the impression it was an "E". Also, the logo itself was slightly unbolded.

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