Halo Logo

Halo Logo
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The first Halo video game appeared in 2001 when Bungie Studios developed Halo: Combat Evolved. More than ten parts of the series have been released since then, which can be conditionally divided into three groups: the original trilogy, the saga from 343 Industries, and spin-offs. They are united by a common plot, built on the war between people and the alien Covenant.

Meaning and History

Halo Logo History
Evolution of the Halo Logo

What is Halo?

Halo is the highest-grossing media franchise in video game history. It is based on a series of twisted shooters where users get the chance to take part in an interstellar war.

Microsoft Studios published all Halo shooters (and one strategy game). With which the company is affiliated, Microsoft owns the rights to the media franchise and its logos. And there are quite a few of them because new versions appear as video games are released. Moreover, they all depict the name of the series written in the same font.

2001 – 2007

Halo Logo 2001-2007

The first two parts used an emblem with an uneven inscription “HALO.” The letters had shadows and a gradient, with the white top blending into the blue bottom. All symbols had unusual serifs, and inside the open “O” was a small circle with a dash.

2007 – 2009

Halo Logo 2007-2009

When Halo 3 came out, the logo changed. The word turned blue, but the designers again used the gradient effect to create a transition between several shades.

2010 – 2012

Halo Logo 2010-2012

For the shooter Halo: Reach, a black graphic was developed, in which the roughness and angularity disappeared – only the “L” has one sharp serif. The shape of the letter “A” has changed.

2012 – 2013

Halo Logo 2012 - 2013

In 2012, the designers returned to the original design, making “A” much the same as it was initially. The “O” has the edge jagging again, and the “L” has smoothed corners, and the serifs disappeared. The lettering has turned blue with a gradient again.

2014 – 2016

Halo Logo 2014-2016

In 2014, another redesign of the Halo logo took place. As before, the main and only element was the title of the video game series. The font has practically not changed: the media franchise has retained the usual design of the inscription. The developers experimented a little with the palette, choosing a different blue shade and adding a gray gradient.

2016 – today

Halo Logo 2016-present

What does the Halo logo mean?

The Halo logo does not have a deep meaning, as it only contains the name of the video game series. Except that the O with a dot inside is very reminiscent of a sight, hinting at the military-fiction subgenre of the shooter.

Halo Wars 2 and Halo Infinite PC games have a new emblem with a cleaner design. This time, the creators of the graphic sign combined two colors: white and silver. Each letter has an individual black outline that resembles a shadow due to its uneven thickness. The three-dimensional effect did not disappear but rather intensified.

Font and Colors of the Emblem

Halo Emblem

What the color of the Halo logo?

Since 2016, the Halo logo has been dominated by three colors: white, silver, and pink. The latter is used primarily for the lower contours of the letters. And the upper part of the edging is dark gray, almost black.

Who designed the Halo logo?

The Bungie, Inc. development team created the original Halo logo when the company was still part of Microsoft.

The Halo video game emblem consists of single lettering, so the design is based on typography. Due to the specific design, the text does not appear printed but drawn: each letter looks like a self-sufficient symbol by which you can easily recognize Halo among other shooters.

The logo was created from scratch, and only then Will Turnbow developed the Halo font family based on it – two styles of 113 characters each. He did this after he couldn’t find the original typeface to add his name to the game title.

The color scheme is varied: the graphic sign managed to be black, gray, blue, light blue, silver. Almost every version has a gradient that gives the lettering a three-dimensional effect.