The timeless CN mark was designed by Allan Flemming in 1959. The story goes that Fleming came up with the design while traveling on a New York-bound airplane, where he sketched the idea on a cocktail napkin.
Graham Smith put together a great write-up on the history of the logo, with some links to more resourceful information.
5 thoughts on “CN Logo”
I like the technique to make the logo so perfect.
One of my favorites. I love Allan’s whole process and notion of “designing for the future”.
I wonder how many logos and graphic design work is done on napkins? Thanks for sharing this.
Appreciate the link Mr A. 🙂
beauty, eh 😉
i have heard that countless times, from Stuart Ash to Paula Scher, some of the best marks have been done over a cocktail…
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