Is The Airbnb Logo a Copy?
Yikes. With a headline like that, you’ve got to wonder where this is coming from. Well, Reddit, naturally.
This post hit /r/design yesterday, and it refers to a book called Trademarks & Symbols of the World (possibly this one) from 1988. The Next Web picked up on the story, and now it’s all over the place. Here’s the picture from the book:
And here’s the Airbnb logo:
Now look, creative ideas come from all over, and yes, the Airbnb version is a bit taller. But they do look awfully similar, and since one is a trademarked logo from the ’80s, you’ve got to wonder, right?
Kevin Whipps is a writer and editor based in Phoenix, Arizona. When he’s not working on one of the many projects in his queue, he’s looking for fun and irreverent things online to share with his friends.