Seiko 5 and HTML 5 Logos

Posted on July 27, 2012

I have to wonder – what’s up with 5s and shields?  Was someone at W3C, or the design company they hired, struggling to come up with a logo?  They were sitting around, racking their brains, trying to come up with a logo.  Finally, someone looks down at their watch – a Seiko 5, to see how long they’ve been brainstorming and BAM!  New logo all figured out.  “We’ll just stretch the shield a little and square it up and no one will ever notice…”

Seiko 5 Logo (Evidently originated sometime in the 70s):


HTML 5 Logo (2000s):


I don’t know.  You be the judge.


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