26. Visa

Year Company Founded: 1970

Year Logo Introduced: 1958

Logo Designer: Greg Silveria (2006)

Company Founders: Dee Hock, Bank of America

The first logo appeared in the same year as the company's founding, with the word VISA typed in the middle of two lines (blue on the top and a corn yellow on the bottom). The original design lasted until 1982 when the company chose a more visible and recognizable font and color scheme, with the "Visa" in the same blue and a small check of yellow on the left side of the "V." The new logo was phased into the company in 2006, and by 2011, all of the company's cards, marketing, promo materials, and other services carried this new logo.

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