Spiderman Logo

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The Spiderman logo looks down on the viewer from above, as the franchise’s hero rarely stands on the ground. The symbols read the white web that allows him to fly and the character’s superpowers that give him special strength and power.

Spiderman: Brand overview

Spider-Man is the superhero name of a character who, in “ordinary life,” is called Peter Parker. The media franchise associated with the main character of the comic book series bears the same name. The creator of the original image is Stanley Martin Lieber, screenwriter, and editor of the large American publishing house Marvel Comics. The idea he proposed was realized by artist Steven J. (Steve) Ditko. He also designed Spider-Man’s costume and emblem.

Meaning and History

Spiderman Logo History

The logos of the superhero Spiderman and the Spiderman media franchise are two very different things. On the one hand, it is a character from a fictional world whose costume is decorated with the image of a spider. On the other is the universe itself, represented not only by comic books but also by feature films, cartoons, television series, video games, and even theater productions.

What is Spiderman?

Spider-Man is a legendary superhero who appeared on the pages of American Marvel Comics. He was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko. He first appeared in 1962 in the August 1962 issue of Amazing Fantasy magazine. Since then, it has been used in comic books, movies, TV shows, video games, novels, and other media products. Behind the red mask with white eyes is orphaned teenager Peter Parker.

1963 – 1979

Spider-Man Logo 1963-1979

The covers of the first Spider-Man comic books bore the title of the series, a bright yellow, orange outline that curved slightly upward. It was designed by the artists involved in drawing the adventure story. All with the approval of the publishing company Marvel Comics.

1979 – 1985

Spider-Man Logo 1979-1985

In 1979, the developers changed the style of the inscription. The letters became white, circled them with wide red-orange contours, and the title of the comic was placed in the form of an arch. An unusual visual component was a light gradient, giving it a childish look.

1985 – 1990

Spider-Man Logo 1985-1990

The year 1985 brought another change to the logo. For the next five years, a variant with slanted SPIDER-MAN lettering was used. Specially chosen proportions gave the impression that the words were falling forward. At the same time, the view from above created a feeling of heaviness, impressiveness, and solidity. The letters were orange in color with wide yellow edges. In the foreground, directly opposite the letter “M,” the artists depicted a spider hanging on a web.

1990 – 1994

Spider-Man Logo 1990-1994

1994 – 2005

Spider-Man Logo 1994-2005

The comic book began to gain popularity, and Marvel Films Animation decided to make an animated series based on it. In 1994, the audience saw Spider-Man: The Animated Series for the first time. Then his emblem was presented: a ragged inscription “SPIDER-MAN,” made by an individual font with serifs. The lower parts of the letters were sharply angled, jarring, and disproportionately long.

In the basic version, the phrase was highlighted in white, and the outlines in black and dark red. But there was another variant – with yellow lettering and an orange outline. It was complemented by a drawing of a superhero in a costume.

2005 – today

Spider-Man Logo 2005-present

The logo that is still in use today was introduced in 2005. Compared to previous versions, it looks more modern, as the designers paid attention to symmetry and clarity of lines, which was not observed before. At the same time, the inscription cannot be called absolutely flat: its first and last letters protrude downward, forming a kind of arch. Sometimes, the name of the media franchise is complemented by the name of the Marvel brand.

Font and Colors

Spider-Man Emblem

The character Spiderman wears a costume with a spider on his chest. This is the famous superhero logo, which, if it was changed, then only slightly. The artists experimented with their color and size without breaking the overall concept. At first, it was black, but in 1984, it was made white. In 1988, the dark version returned. It was used until 1994 when another designer drew a red spider. In 2013, a sign appeared on the costume depicting a large insect with disproportionately long legs. Its author and designer is Humberto Ramos.

Spiderman color codes

RedHex color:#df1f2d
RGB:223 31 45
CMYK:0 86 80 13
Pantone:PMS 187 C
BlackHex color:#000000
RGB:0 0 0
CMYK:0 0 0 100
Pantone:PMS Process Black C