08/21/2012 09:33 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2012

What 20 Top Companies' Logos Looked Like Before They Were Famous

A company logo is often considered the most critical element of a corporate brand., an identity design community that offers high-quality logos, has compiled a list of before-and-after logos for 20 of the biggest brands.

Check out how these famous brands have altered their logos -- for better or for worse -- since they originally opened their doors. The history of the logos was collected from Logopedia.

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