The parent company of Canon, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, devised a new camera model in 1933 and it was named “Kwanon” after the Buddhist god of mercy. The prototype for the Canon logo depicted the image of Kwanon with various arms and flames.
The company was named “Canon” in 1935 following its huge worldwide success and recognition. The current version of the Canon logo is a powerful typographic logo featuring a slightly rounded custom typeface and the sweeping inward stroke of the first letter – “C”.
The red color in the Canon logo represents love, passion, determination and energy.
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