Vans’ logo may have a hidden message, according to a recent discovery. Since 1966 the skate apparel brand has kept its distinct logo the same, with bold black lettering featuring an extended ‘V’ motif – but it seems there might be more to the design than meets the eye.
Even if you’re not a mathematician you might miss this detail. Even if you don’t like the design, it is still a great idea. The best logos of all timeIt is certainly one of our most debated designs.
Since the hidden meaning theory resurfaced, calculator-savvy folks showed that tapping in the square root of ‘answer’ appears as ‘√ANS’. Others noted that the square root can also be called the ‘radical’ – perhaps a hidden reference to some very outdated skate slang. The ‘evidence,’ as it grew, left many users stunned. One X-user simply asked, “What are we going to do with this information?”
You need not worry, because there is no definitive proof this internet discovery was based on facts. It’s also not the first. Vans logo legendThe iconic logo has appeared. According to legend, the iconic logo in fact was designed by the son of co-founder. James Van Doren, while designing his skateboard, was so impressed by his son’s artwork that he decided he would use it as the heel of a shoe. Myth busted – sorry folks.
I was today years old when I realized the Vans logo is the square root of answer 😮 pic.twitter.com/EanKEzevWnNovember 25, 2018
Vans has done a great job of creating designs that are conversation starters. As we can see in these Google logos that are not in use, sometimes simplicity is best for a memorable design – it’s a bonus if the internet builds a hidden lore behind it. For more design news, check out Rockstar Games’ logo disputeFans are baffled by this.