San Diego Comic Con’s golden anniversary is upon us and to celebrate they’re trotting out a 50th anniversary logo with distinct ’80s vibes (an homage to the inaugural logo from 1980, in fact). Check out the logo, courtesy of the official press release:

 

2019 marks Comic-Con’s golden anniversary! Started in 1970 in the basement of the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, Comic-Con grew from an excited crowd of 300 fans to the giant that it is today!  Moving from the U. S. Grant Hotel to the El Cortez to the Performing Arts Center and—in 1991— the San Diego Convention Center, Comic-Con has become a San Diego staple and a world-wide phenomenon.

As we gear up to celebrate Comic-Con 50 (July 18-21 with Preview Night on July 17 at the San Diego Convention Center), we’re going to be re-introducing some of our logos from the past. This groovy gem is from Comic-Con 1980 and was illustrated by (at the time) underground cartoonist John Pound, who went on to a long career including comic covers, illustrations, art prints, book covers, and over 500 Garbage Pail Kid stickers (along with numerous other assignments for Topps).

Comic-Con 50, July 18-21, 2019, San Diego Convention Center

 

Here’s a new version of this classic logo (next to its original 1980 counterpart), updated exclusively for Comic-Con 2019. And could this be one of our Golden Anniversary logo T-shirts? Hmmm …. MAYBE! (And don’t worry … we’re not replacing the world-famous “eye” logo!)


What do you think of SDCC’s 50th anniversary logo? Let us know in the comments.