Interactive Monday: Can you draw these logos from memory?

Mar 01, 2020
Interactive, Advertising

Hat tip to Yanely for pointing out this site: that has several fun interactives on it. 

This week's interactive is all about corporate logos and your ability to draw them from memory. 

Your students are given a blank palette and asked to draw a logo from memory. Note that several of the logos are multi-color which you can discover when you click on the color circle in the bottom left. Here's the first example (out of 12):


  • Of the 12 companies, how many of their products do you use?
  • Which logos were easier to draw? more difficult? 
  • How often do you see logos in a given day? Take a typical day and think about logos that you see most frequently. 

⟶ Here's a resource that extends this interactive called Analyze: The Influence of Advertisements

Thanks to Catherine Griffin of Algonquin Regional High School (MA) for reaching out with this activity idea:

156 Americans are asked to draw the ten most popular logos from memory.  I put my students in groups with markers and poster paper and challenge them to draw these ten logos from memory. I usually give them about 10 minutes. Then, I go through the website with them and show them the correct logo and all the other logos people tried to draw. My students love this activity!   Website:  



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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.