Pathegrams

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

Pathegrams was a British subsidiary of Pathé, which was founded in 1922. They produced newsreels, short films, and educational videos, the educational videos being in the name of "Pathé Science Series". Pathegrams eventually shut down in 1938.



1st Logo (1923-1929)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a rooster looking up. In the middle is "The End" in a script font. Underneath, it says "Pathegrams".

Variant: This logo has been spotted in a sepia tone.

Technique: A still, printed graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability:

  • It can be found on old newsreels from the 1920s.
  • This can also be found in Children All Lands.
  • The sepia tone variant has been found in a Pathé Science series short called Structure Of The Earth: Volcanoes.


2nd Logo (1928-1932)

Visuals: On a black background, there is a ring with a sunburst behind it. Inside the ring is a rooster. Around the logo is "THE END" on top and "PATHEGRAMS" on the bottom. Both are in a curvy font.

Variant: The logo has been spotted in a sepia tone.

Technique: A still illustration.

Audio: None.

Availability:

  • It can be found on old newsreels from the 1920s.
  • This was used in tandem with the previous logo.
  • The sepia tone was spotted in Shore Lines And Shore Development, a part of the Pathé Science Series.


3rd Logo (1932-1938)

Visuals: On a background where there is a sunburst, there is a rooster in the middle and trees on the sides of the screen. "PATHEGRAMS" in a curvy font can be seen on the top, while in the bottom is "presents".

Variants:

  • A variant with "NEWS DIGEST" on the bottom exists.
  • A sepia tone variant exists.
  • A closing variant exists, wherein a black background is "The" in a cursive font, and "E N D". In the bottom left, there is a rooster, and "Pathegrams".
  • Another closing variant exists, wherein on a black background, there is a strangely-designed rooster. In front of the rooster is "THE END".
  • Yet another closing variant exists where there is a rooster sneezing. There is also "PATHEGRAMS" on the bottom. The text "THE END" fades in one letter at a time.

Technique: A still illustration.

Audio: The beginning of the newsreel/short film.

Availability:

  • The regular variant can be found at the beginning of old newsreels and films from the 1930s.
  • The variant with "NEWS DIGEST" can be found on the first news digest.
  • The sepia tone variant can be found on Spills And Thrills.
  • The closing variant is hard to find, but it can be found on A Day At Home.
  • The second and third closing variants can be found on news digests.
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