5 Retro Children’s Show Logos

December 13, 2010

A lunchtime chat with PsPrint co-workers led to a discussion of the upcoming "Yogi Bear" movie – along with that unfortunately designed poster – and how the cartoon was not beloved when we were kids. What was, though? Some children’s shows that had trippy opening title sequences, such as these:

“The Electric Company,” which aired in the mid-1970s, included Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno and Bill Cosby in its cast.

“Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines” had the catchy “Stop the Pigeon” theme song.

“3-2-1 Contact” aired in the '80s and included “The Bloodhound Gang” segment.

“The Great Space Coaster” was another ’80s series, with Gary Gnu declaring, “No gnus is good gnus!”

“Reading Rainbow” aired for 23 years – through 2006 – with LeVar Burton as host.

Craving more nostalgia? Check out my "Graphic Design Through the Decades" series for Inspiredology, featuring the 1960s, the ’70s and the ’80s.

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About Jennifer Moline

Jennifer Moline writes for the PsPrint Blog as well as maintains its Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest presences. She also guest-blogs for such notable graphic design blogs as Fuel Your Creativity and Inspiredology. She’s previously written about technology and small business for news websites, magazines and newspapers. In her off-hours, Jennifer can be found roughing it in the mountains or tucked away in a movie theater.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

I recall sending away for a toy biplane, just like Dick Dastardly's. It was a joyous day when it arrived in the mail. Sending away for cool mail order stuff is a great childhood memory.

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Sonia January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Did the plane actually fly?

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

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