Unused Nintendo Wii logos include serious design offenses
With the Nintendo Switch continuing to top wish lists five years into its life, it can be easy to overlook some of the weird and wonderful consoles that came before it. Nintendo has always had a penchant for unorthodox designs – and it seems that spirit extends to its product logos as well.
Last year saw a slew of unused Nintendo Wii logos resurface – just 14 years after the console was released. The logos, spotted in a Nintendo company manual from 2007, are rendered in a dizzying array of styles – and some are pretty dire. Let’s just say that the designs in our roundup of the best logos are nothing to worry about. But Nintendo is, of course, onto something high right now – check out the best Nintendo Switch deals if you want to check out the best-selling console of recent years.
There is a lot to see here. We have stick figures. We have a lot of points. Wii has many colors. And a whole bunch of typographic styles, from sans serif to downright wavy. Indeed, the final logo seems completely pedestrian compared to some of these offerings.
The drawings were shared by Twitter account Nintendo memorabilia, and raged among video game fans. Users reveled in pointing to their favorite creations that never saw the light of day.
this one is awesome it looks like a swinging wiimote and it even has the player number dots pic.twitter.com/nj4oWkawPyJanuary 28, 2021
Which Unused Wii Logo Are You? I’m the one with only 4 triangles pic.twitter.com/K8ymk1NPuPJanuary 30, 2021
You can find out more about the world of logo design in our guide, and while you’re at it, why not also find out where to find logo design inspiration. And now that we’ve taken a fascinating tour of Nintendo’s past, let’s look to the future – here’s everything we know about the Nintendo Switch Pro.