The Evolution of the Batman Symbol Over Seven Decades

The many incarnations of the iconic super hero symbol, from 1941 to 2007. 

With the release of The Dark Knight Rises this week, this short clip is a fascinating look back the visual history of the franchise. YouTube user Antupainamku collected the many incarnations of the iconic super hero symbol, from 1941 to 2007, spanning comic books, animated series, and of course, the big screen. What does Warner Brothers have in store for the 2012 film? Raw, street art-inspired outlines, as you can see in the posters below. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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