Here’s how the Disney logo got its weird-looking letter ‘D’

And no, the logo is not Walt’s signature.

If you’re like me, you probably think that the letter ‘D’ on the Disney logo is a backwards letter ‘G’. You know, like Walt Gisney. Or you think that it’s simply Walt’s squiggly signature.

As it turns out, the logo is neither of the two.

YouTuber Hank Green recently did some research on the origins of the iconic logo. He found that the company used several versions of the logo in their earliest films, much like how Walt Disney himself had several versions of his signature.

Then in 1984, Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner settled on the version that’s still being used today – the one that’s been confusing generations of kids (and generations to come).

Though fascinating and informative, Green’s video somewhat leaves us with more questions than answers. Why did Eisner choose that specific design? Was it intentional?? Is the Illuminati behind all this???

Watch the following video and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Via Design Taxi

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.