Minecraft Logo

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The Minecraft logo symbolizes the ability to create a complex cubic world based on multiple logical schemes, visualizing the most popular computer game today. The pixel identity demonstrates the nonlinear nature of the gameplay and the graphic features, ensuring recognition.

Minecraft: Brand overview

Minecraft is a computer game developed on May 10, 2009, by Markus Persson and published by Mojang AB. Its feature is a three-dimensional world made up of cubes. The game has a simple gameplay but allows for the creation of complex logical schemes.

Meaning and History

Minecraft Logo History

From May 10 to May 15, 2009, the video game was called Cave Game, as reflected in its logo. Then, the authors renamed their “brainchild,” deciding to change the brand name to something more appropriate.

Hayden Scott-Baron, nicknamed Dock, proposed the first option. The professional illustrator was then working as a game designer for Markus Persson. But his version was immediately rejected: the owner of Mojang AB did not like the four-color Minecraft sign with rounded, galloping letters. Therefore, Dock left the team, and Markus independently developed the prototype of the modern logo.

What is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a popular indie game with nonlinear gameplay developed by Mojang Studios. The first version of the game appeared in 2009; later, it was updated and adapted for different platforms.

2009 – 2011

Minecraft Logo 2009-2011

On May 15, 2009, a logo with characteristic graphics appeared. The word “Minecraft” is laid out in gray cobblestones and used as a building material in the game world. The letters consist of individual square segments and have an uneven texture. The inscription is placed at a slight angle in the horizontal plane. Due to the black shadows, it seems to be hanging in space.

2011 – 2015

Minecraft Logo 2011-2015

During the presentation of the game at MineCon, Mojang AB created a second trademark. It was presented in beta version 1.4. This version does not differ much from the previous one. Designers removed the shadows but kept the black color on the inner edges. They also enhanced the three-dimensional effect by making the letters shorter and thicker.

Another change concerned the texture. Now, the word is laid out not with square paving stones but cut from several cobblestones covered with cracks on all sides. The stylization of the letter “A” is noteworthy. Inside it is the face of Minecraft’s most famous monster, the Creeper. Markus Persson created this creature accidentally while trying to design a pig.

In addition, the current emblem had several additional versions. They were specially developed for the Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. All versions had minor details.

2013 – 2021

 

Minecraft Logo 2013-2021

In 2013, designers modernized the artistic style and made the emblem more “pixelated.” To do this, they smoothed the edges, outlined all parts of the word with bold black contours, and blurred the cracks. Nothing else changed: the colors, shapes, and proportions remained the same. The famous Creeper, as before, is immortalized in the letter “A.”

Initially, this logo was used only for the Xbox 360 Edition as a side version of the original graphic sign. It became the main one only in 2015. This happened after Microsoft purchased Mojang AB along with Minecraft.

2021 – today

Minecraft Logo

Based on the letter arrangement in the Minecraft logo, designers returned to the 2011-2015 version. At the same time, they removed most of the border shadows, leaving them only in the intra-letter space. Developers replaced the crack texture with straight lines to make the signs look like bricks. The metallic shade disappeared. Instead, a classic gray color appeared.

Font and Colors

Minecraft Emblem

The recognizable Minecraft emblem appears in the game and promotional materials. It is a stylized inscription consisting of many cubes – blocks used as building materials in the fictional universe. The voluminous letters “lie” on the plane at a slight angle. Their surface is covered with uneven cracks, creating the impression that they are carved from stone.

Minecraft Symbol

The creators of the Minecraft logo developed it from scratch. Standard fonts did not satisfy them: the word looked more like a picture than an inscription. The characteristic features of the letters are their large height (in three-dimensional space), straight angles, and the absence of serifs.

To mimic the texture of cobblestones, artists used shades of gray for the main surface and black for shadows, cracks, and contours. This combination corresponds to the color of the building blocks in the game.

Minecraft color codes

Raisin BlackHex color:#252326
RGB:37 35 38
CMYK:3 8 0 85
Pantone:PMS Neutral Black C
Pale SilverHex color:#c7b8b5
RGB:199 184 181
CMYK:0 8 9 22
Pantone:PMS 406 C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C

FAQ

What was the first Minecraft logo?

The first Minecraft logo had the same structure as the modern one. It contained a drop-down inscription consisting of individual blocks. But, unlike the modern version, the name of the game was drawn with gray cobblestone. The letter A had a standard design without stylization under the face of a creature.

Why did Minecraft change its logo?

The logo used today was created for the Xbox 360 Edition. It became the primary graphic sign of Minecraft when Microsoft acquired the rights to the series of video games and its developer, Mojang AB. That is, the design update marked the transition to another owner.

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