CAR LOGOS


http://gawlowski.com/matt/cars/car_logos.html
Have you ever wondered what all those car logos
stand for, what the history behind them is?
This webpage explains them!


http://journal.aiga.org/content.cfm?ContentAlias=_getfullarticle&aid=342039
also here
The Language of Auto Emblems
Written by Phil Patton
Published on April 6, 2004
AIGA Journal of Design
AIGA - American Institute of Graphic Arts was founded in 1914
..... With their beginnings in hood ornaments that initially
capped radiators, auto emblems are frequently obscure in
origin and meaning, either unplanned in development or
attributed to committee design .....


http://www.cartype.com/page.cfm?id=160
This page explains the history of the FIAT logo, but there
are pages explaining all (?) car logos including
HOLDEN
THIS WHOLE WEBSITE IS EXCELLENT FOR INFORMATION ABOUT
CARS












   For more on the HOLDEN SYMBOL
   click here   and here   and here   and here

   and for the FORD fans
   click here   and here   and here





SYMMETRY
For a basic animated explanation with voiceover
which makes it slow to load
about LINE SYMMETRY
NOTE: The information is for Maths students in USA
CLICK HERE

For more information about SYMMETRY (and ASYMMETRY)
CLICK HERE

Also use links on the left side of this webpage



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ACTIVITIES

This webpage is part of the
'NZMaths' website
a website of New Zealand's
Ministry of Education
Although about Geometry, it
may give you some ideas that
can be adapted for your
classroom, such as -
EXPLORING CAR LOGOS
Investigate the logos found
on motor vehicles by looking
at cars in the school car park

..... When in the car park tell the
students that they will be required
to recreate these logos back in
the classroom so they will need to
take careful note of their
symmetry .....
Discuss the
symmetry (or non-symmetry)
of each logo found.
examples
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14

CREATING LOGOS
Set up the following scenario for
the students: "You work for an
advertising company as a logo
designer. There are three new
companies for whom you have to
create logos. They have
stipulated that the logo must
have some kind of symmetry but
must also suggest what goods
and services they provide.
Here are the companies:
Sweeties - the Company that
make sugar-free lollies that taste
great and don’t ruin your teeth.
Gadgets - who make neat
construction gadgets (gears,
blocks, wheels, etc.), so you can
create your own toys.
Duds - makers of cool clothes
especially for primary school
children.
Brainbuilders - the people who
you see for extra help with
schoolwork. You get one-on-one
help so you are in a class of your
own!

MORE ON
SYMMETRY IN LOGOS

This webpage is about using
Symmetry to Create Corporate
Logos

Reflection Symmetry

Rotational/Radial Symmetry