Columbia Pictures Logo

Columbia Pictures Logo

Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is one of the world’s leading and iconic film studios headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Originally established as “CBC Film Sales Corporation” in 1918 by Harry Cohn, Jack Cohn and Joe Brandt, the company adapted its current name (derived from “Columbia”, a national personification of the US) in January 1924.

Columbia Pictures is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment.


Shape and Colors of the Columbia Pictures Logo

The Columbia Pictures logo comprises of a lady, wrapped in the American flag, carrying a torch. Originally created in 1928, its initial design was somehow different and did not feature any clouds or rainbow. The logo underwent a few modifications in 1936 when a pedestal was added to it and the headdress of the torch lady was completely removed. A colored version of the Columbia Pictures logo was introduced in 1943.

Columbia Pictures unveiled two more logos from 1976 to 1993. The company hired Robert Abel, the celebrated animator and visual effects pioneer to design an animated version of the emblem.

The current version of the Columbia Pictures logo was digitally designed in 1992 by graphic artist Michael Deas, who notably revived its “classic” feel. It is widely regarded as one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable film studio logos in the world.