Originally Posted by Zalight
How do car manufacturers choose their emblem?
Finally, a topic worth responding to. Let me educate you punks...
BMW used to build airplane engines, so their symbol is supposed to represent a rotating airplane propeller.
The Toyota symbol is actually three elipses, with each elipse representing something....I forget. I think one represents the customer, another represents Toyota products, and the last represents the "future".
The Ford symbol has absolutely no meaning to it. It was chosen by pure coincidence. Henry Ford's partner made business cards for him, and when Henry Ford decided to design a "label" for his car company, the typewriter used by his partner just happened to be in the font the "Ford" logo is written in today. The oval and the blue ink were added in later years.
Mazda has had many symbols. The "alien symbol"
is suppose to symbolise "wings, sun and the circle of light". The new symbol is outstretched wings, which is suppose to represent the successful future to come for Mazda.
Mitsubishi used to build ships, so it was believed that the "3 diamonds" emblem represented a ship's propeller. But some people argued that the emblem actually meant the joining of something. The company is like, almost 90 years old, so no one really knows. They forgot.
Subaru loosely translates to "6 stars" from the Taurus constellation....hence the emblem.
The star represents its "domination of land, air, and sea". The "Benz" wreath was added later when the companies combined.