DEC Logo

Toby Thain toby at
Sun Jun 28 21:12:55 CDT 2015

On 2015-06-28 6:34 PM, simon wrote:
> It seems to me that pdp8 is written in futura bold

ITC Avant Garde would probably be closer. (released circa 1970)

Avant Garde was used in a LOT of DEC's marketing -- it was the signature 
face for VAX-11, for example (even the machine badges use Avant Garde).


> On 28-06-15 18:52, Chris Osborn wrote:
>> On Jun 18, 2015, at 7:20 AM, Chris Osborn <fozztexx at> wrote:
>>>     "The logo up to then had been the letters DEC in blocks the shape of
>>>     the plug-in cards that DEC had been producing."
>>> Does anyone have a picture of that? My Google-fu is failing me. I
>>> love cutting vinyl stickers of old logos and I think an original DEC
>>> logo would make a great prize in the contests I run on
>>> RetroBattlestations.
>> I did my best to recreate the plug-in card DEC logo, you can download
>> it as an SVG here:
>> Proportions probably aren’t perfect since all I had to work from was
>> very low resolution pictures of the original. I’m happy to send out
>> vinyl cut decals to anyone that wants one if you send me a SASE. Email
>> me privately for my address.
>> (Atari 2600 cartridge for scale)
>> --
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