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This page only shows primary logo variants.
For other related logos and images, see:

October 1952– May 1955

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Designer:  Harvey Kurtzman
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  August 1952

The logo was designed by MAD's First Editor Harvey Kurtzman,and was used in the first 23 issues when Mad started as a comic book by EC Comics.

June–October 1954

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October 1954–1955

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1955–1997

1955

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1955–1966 (first version)

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Designer:  Harvey Kurtzman
Typography:  MADfont
Launched:  July 1955

The logo was used when Mad switched from comic book to magazine.

1966–1997 (second version)

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Designer:  Al Feldstein

Harvey Kurtzman

Typography:  MADfont
Launched:  June 1964

1982

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Used for a cover parodying Time magazine

1997–2018

1997-1999 (First version)

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Designer:  Sam Vivano
Typography:  MADfont
Launched:  April 1997

1999-2018 (Second version)

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Designer:  Sam Vivano

MAD in-house Art Department

Typography:  MADfont
Launched:  October 1997

On April 2018, the original Mad series concluded,in Conditions with MAD's Moving from New York to Burbank,ended 65-years of being in New York since 1952.

2018-presents (website)

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Designer:  Doug Thomson

Suzy Hutchinson

Typography:  Custom
Launched:  April 16th,2018

The original 1952 logo was revived and updated by MAD's Design Director Doug Thomson and Art Director Suzy Hutchinson in June 2018, as part of a "reboot". On July 3, 2019, DC announced that Mad would stop releasing entirely original content in the fall of that year, marking the end of a 67-year era, however, the 2018 logo is still using in tandem with the 1955/1966 logo.

2020-present

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Red variant.

Designer:  Harvey Kurtzman

Suzy Hutchinson

Typography:  MADfont
Launched:  April 2020

Starting with reboot issue #14, the magazine started using the 1955/1966 logo in tandem with the 2018 logo. And later in reboot issue #23,the magazine started to used to red variant of the 1955/1966 logo along with 70th Anniversary logo,in Conditions with the Magazine's 70th Anniversary Celebration from DC.

References

1. Mad Magazine will vanish from newsstands after 67 years


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