[ Retro Scan of the Week ] TurboGrafx-16 Logo

June 1st, 2009 by Benj Edwards

TurboGrafx-16 Logo - 1989You could eat off of this logo.

This week, I present to you the TurboGrafx-16 logo in relatively high resolution lossless PNG format for all to use and enjoy (click on the image above for the big version). Nice and clean. I’ve always considered this logo to be an exceptional example of good graphic design.

[ From The U.S. TurboGrafx-16 Instruction Manual, circa 1989 ]

Discussion topic of the week: What’s your favorite game system logo of all time?

11 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] TurboGrafx-16 Logo”

  1. orsty3001 Says:

    I’ve always enjoyed the Nintendo 64 “N.” The worst would be 3DO’s logo. It looked like someone that just figured out how to use 3d studio max or whatever designed it.

  2. arlandi Says:

    Sega Dreamcast. I like that swirling logo. looks like a gateway to another dimension. the “Dream” dimension… Sega must have been dreaming to beat Sony Playstation. but that’s the topic for another article… 😀

  3. JackSoar Says:

    The Atari 2600 logo (which I suppose is the Atari logo in general, but the little silver stamp on the original 2600 to be specific).

  4. Geoff V. Says:

    Atari, hands down. Have to agree with JackSoar, my 2600 had raised logo with a concentric circle texture.

  5. Sirpaul Says:

    Definitely the Atari logo. Without a doubt, that is the awesomest logo around.

    I don’t like how they re-designed it, with more flowing arcs.

  6. Chris Says:

    The colors, the typeface, everything… This logo is firmly planted in the 90’s.

  7. Gentlegamer Says:

    Benj, did you make this logo yourself, or is it an actual scan?

    I’d love to get a high res version of the logo that is found on the console itself. It would come in handy for the labels I make for my system selectors. Here are some I’ve made (you can see I need a better TG-16 sample) http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d173/Gentlegamer/SystemLabels3.png

    My four favs are Genesis, Saturn, PlayStation, and Nintendo 64.

  8. Benj Edwards Says:


    It’s a scan. If I made it myself I would have done it in a vector format and probably would have shared that file myself — then again, it wouldn’t have been a retro scan of the week. 🙂

    I’ll poke around to see if I have any high resolution printed versions of that logo you mentioned.

  9. Dave Riem Says:

    was anyone ever able to get a hold of the logo that gentlegamer mentioned??? I’m looking for it too.

  10. Dave Riem Says:

    Nevermind…I found a file from the cpviewer website that includes it but you have to get the whole psd file and have to be able to use photoshop to open it so I uploaded it to imageshack…here’s the link to it http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/8553/tglogo2.png

  11. V-Note Says:


    Very nice scan. It is always tough to remove the screening from printed materials, unless the source was printed with spot colors, of course.
    Here are some super-clean versions in the link above. Unfortunately these web versions are RGB.

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