(x) Chanel logo - custom designed {Mike Y}

Stefan Seifert's picture

Hi guys,

sorry that I am too lazy to do a scan, yet, I guess the answer by the experts is near anyhow.
The typeface of the Chanel logo.

1) Who did design it? Is it known?

2) On what character is it based?

3) Is it available in any form? (not that I want to have it)


bowfinpw's picture

This has been discussed before, and identified as Custom. Here was the most recent thread I found using Google. I don't know whether the designer was ever identified -- presumably Chanel has an art department that could have done this many, many years ago (pre-digital era).

- Mike Yanega

Jan's picture

I read somewhere that Coco Chanel designed the logo herself in 1925 (which is most probably only true for the mark). But the logotype is just as old.

Stefan Seifert's picture


Thought it was something like that.
The font infact is nice for the low A bar and other details.


Stephen Coles's picture

Funny, the current (No. 65, Autumn 07) issue of Eye magazine discusses this very logo along with other fashion typography, but no designer is credited.

Stefan Seifert's picture

Hi Stephen,

thanks for the very interesting point.
I will go and try to find that magazine round here.


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