Year Company Founded: 1888

Year Logo Introduced: 1888

Logo Designer: Undisclosed

Company Founders: Edouard and Andre Michelin

The logo for the Michelin company has always been the Michelin tire man, who's shape, level of intensity, and size originated from the company's early days. The tire man was inspired by a pile of tires that Édouard Michelin imagined to be a man when they were attending the Lyon Universal Exhibition. In 1989, the Michelin man was created by O'Galop.

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