Wonder Woman is a fictional character in the American magazine DC Comics and one of the Justice League’s founders. Her full name is Princess Diana of Themyscira because, according to legend, the wonder woman represents the island people of the same name. In 1941 in All-Star Comics # 8, and made her superhero debut in January 1942 in Sensation Comics # 1. Her adventures were published regularly, except for a short break in 1986.
Meaning and History
Wonder Woman was created by American psychologist William Moulton Marston (pseudonym Charles Moulton) and artist Harry G. Peter. The artistic image prototypes are the wife of the prose writer Elizabeth Holloway Marston and their friend, the feminist Mary Olive Byrne. The nature of the character’s drawing was constantly changing, as was the emblem.
1941 – 1982
From the very beginning, comics’ heroine received an individual sign in the form of a golden eagle. It was placed on a red bodice and looked like a bird with its wings spread wide. Smooth curves and sloping lines gave it femininity.
1982 – present
Forty years later, artist George Perez redesigned the logo. Using the initial two-letter acronym “WW,” he gave it a precise geometric shape. But the designer refused to make the classic feminine monogram. He created a winged symbol from interlaced signs in several color variations. Light emblems have dark dividing lines, dark ones vice versa. This logo is still considered relevant. In the 2005-2006 Infinite Crisis period, the heroine also acquired a similarly shaped luminous belt.
2006 – present
The next option is a combination of “WW” with an eagle outline. It has a characteristic head turned to the left and a specific beak with a curved end. The strict forms are preserved, as is the color.
2011 – 2016
In addition to previous versions, there is one more – for cinema. The wings of the bird are wider and narrower. They have a slight glow with metallic tints.
2016 – present
Another logo was featured in the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League films. It looks very strict and consists of wide lines and rectangles aligned in a double “W” shape.
Font and Color of the Emblem
As conceived by the artist who created the emblem for Wonder Woman, it is an original combination of the abbreviation. This technique turned out to be creative and took root for many years: all subsequent logos were built around the “W” and the eagle.
The words are arranged in two levels and written in a strict geometric typeface in the upper case. The letters are played in a unique style. They are wide, with large serifs and red shadows for a 3D effect. The crossbars “A” and “E” look like miniature triangles.
The logo palette has always included bright yellow. It also contains several shades of white, black, and gold.