AKG Logo

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The visualization of the AKG brand logo aims to accurately convey the high quality and reliability of its audio products. The minimalist style, geometric clarity of the abbreviation, and the brand name symbolize practicality, professionalism, and reliability.

AKG: Brand overview

Founded:1947
Founder:Rudolf Görike, Ernst Pless
Headquarters:
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Website:akg.com
AKG is a renowned brand specializing in audio equipment and other acoustic products. The company was founded by Dr. Rudolf Görike and Ernst Pless in 1947 and is based in Vienna, Austria. Harman International Industries, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, now owns it.

Meaning and History

AKG Logo History

As its logo, the company chose a shortened version of its original name – Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft. The abbreviation “AKG” is placed on a white background and complemented by the word “Harman.” The style of the logo is minimalist, reflecting the reliability of the products.

What is AKG?

AKG is an acronym for the Austrian company Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft, part of Harman International Industries. Under this brand, it sells a wide range of audio equipment for home and professional use, including cinemas, theaters, and the music industry. AKG produces acoustic systems, microphones, and headphones with high technical specifications.

1994 – today

AKG Logo 1994

The debut logo of AKG still exists today. It’s a graphic-textual symbol that includes three figures resembling flower petals. They are curved inward, forming a Rolle triangle with their closed curves. There’s a small indentation on the outer side of each element. At the bottom of the composition is the name of the acoustic company, set in a bold sans-serif font. The capital letters have a strict geometric shape. All elements are colored in blue.

2010 – 2016

AKG Logo 2010

During this period, not only the design but also the color palette of the logo changed. Simple shapes, straight lines, and precise angles became predominant. The manufacturing company’s name was also complemented with the inscription “by Harman.” Unlike the word on the top line, it’s executed in thin letters. The construction of three geometric figures was removed. The main color of the emblem is gray.

2017 – today

AKG logo

The current AKG logo is similar to the previous one, but significant changes have occurred. For instance, a different font was chosen, affecting the style of the inscriptions. The “K” and “G” in the top line are partially corrected, while all letters have been completely replaced in the bottom line. They became streamlined, with legs of varying thickness and points on the right. The letter “A” crossbar is now not solid but open. Instead of gray, black was introduced.

Font and Colors

AKG Emblem

For the brand logo, developers used the Eurostile LT Pro Bold Extended font – strictly geometric, sans-serif, wide, with clear edges. The large “AKG” inscription is executed in uppercase and occupies the entire logo width.

To the right of the inscription (at the bottom of the “KG” fragment) is the word “Harman,” typed in a smaller font. “A” has an open bar: the line is left for the first letter and right for the second “A.” This gives the logo individuality without disrupting the strict style.

AKG Symbol

All emblem elements are colored in black and placed on a white background, clearly highlighting them and making them easily readable. Thus, the designers conveyed the company’s practicality, strength, reliability, and seriousness. The emblem’s concise style successfully fulfills its task: it looks powerful and technical, inspiring trust.

AKG color codes

BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C

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