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1979–1986 1986–1994 1994–present
1979–1986 1986–1994 1994–present

Graphics Group

1979–1986

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Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Avant Garde Gothic Book
Launched:  Unknown

Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, a part of the computer division of Lucasfilm.

Pixar

1986–1994

Pixar Logo 1986 Print.svg
Designer:  John Lasseter
Typography:  Custom
Launched:  Unknown

On February 3, 1986, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs acquired the company and renamed it Pixar. Its first logo, based on the design of their image computers, was nicknamed "the BSD" (short for "Beveled Square with a Dent"), a play on the Berkeley Software Distribution version of Unix that Pixar used. The wordmark was created by John Lasseter with a stone cutter.

Pixar Animation Studios

1994–present

Pixar logo.svg
Designer:  Pete Docter
Typography:  Charlemagne Bold
Launched:  Unknown
Name:  Luxo Jr.
Species:  Desk Lamp
Designer:  John Lasseter

During production of Toy Story in 1994, Pixar began referring to itself as Pixar Animation Studios, and dropped the square logo in favor of a wordmark set in the Charlemagne Bold typeface. This logo was created by current Pixar CCO Pete Docter.


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