Heron Communications

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Heron Communications was the American division of Heron International, a UK property development company, and was formed around 1984 after buying up Media Home Entertainment. It ran many specialty brands within the United States, including The Nostalgia Merchant, Hi-Tops Video, Fox Hills Video, Condor Video, and Music Media, as well as several UK-based distributors. The company collapsed and was closed in the early 1990s, after their parent company had went into bankruptcy and their CEO was sent to prison for the Guinness share-trading fraud. Heron International still runs to this day.

Logo (1980s)

Visuals: On a black background, the word "HERON" is seen in between two pairs of lines, leaning slightly to the right (which is the Heron logo). The text "HERON COMMUNICATIONS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED." is shown below in a blocky computerized font.

Technique: A still graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Heron releases of NFL Films, like the 1988 VHS of Super Sunday: A History of the Super Bowl, the 1988 VHS of NFL Quarterback, and the 1989 VHS of NFL's Super Duper Football Follies. This logo usually appears after the Fox Hills Video logo.

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