Batman logo evolution

Batman has been around for a long time, over 70 years in fact, and although certain elements of the character have remained fairly consistent throughout the years, many others have undergone drastic changes, none more so perhaps than the iconic bat symbol used to identify the character.

Batman: An Illustrated Evolution poster by artist Cathryn Lavery, features 30 different versions of the classic logo. These range from an early appearance in a 1940s edition ofDetective Comics, right through to a 2012 version used forThe Dark Knight Rises.

'Batman: An Illustrated Evolution' poster by Cathryn Lavery.
'Batman: An Illustrated Evolution' poster close-up by Cathryn Lavery.

Batman: An Illustrated Evolution poster by Cathryn Lavery.

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Paul Galbraith is a logo and brand identity designer, working with startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs in the UK, USA and beyond.