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VHS Logo

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Apr 6th, 2013. Artwork published in .
    VHS Logo 1
    Source: Public Domain. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The odd logo for VHS (Video Home System) is so very much a product of 1970s aesthetic, made from a very peculiar 1970s kind of typeface: Lee, by Leo Weisz for VGC. As Mark Simonson notes, “Leo is still around. He’s over 100 years old now, still paints, and even has a Facebook page.” [Edit: Leo Weisz passed away on September 21, 2014, aged 103] The first VCR to use VHS was the Victor HR-3300 (below) in 1976.

    Lee was also used for the TV series Charlie’s Angels which debuted in 1976.

    1976 was a good year for Leo Weisz.

    VHS Logo 2
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    VHS Logo 3
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    2 Comments on “VHS Logo”

    1. Jan 7th, 2016  12:59 am

      May also be known as Lester.

    2. Jan 8th, 2016  5:24 pm
      Yes, this Solotype digitization is mentioned on our typeface page for Lee.

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