Propaganda Films

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Propaganda Films was formed in 1983 by Steve Golin and Joni Sighvatsson. The company originally produced music videos before expanding in 1988 to theatrical films and releases of live concerts, and also ran a television arm. Until 1988, Propaganda used no logo. Propaganda was acquired by PolyGram Filmed Entertainment in 1991.

Logo (September 8, 1988-October 29, 1999)

Visuals: On a black background is a white outlined box that features a black & white picture of a boy with glasses wearing an old-style hat on the right side of the picture. Behind him is a city where it also has four airplanes flying in the air with four searchlights. On the bottom, there are the words:


in black lettering inside a white box to represent a cut-out. There is a thick black line in between that separates the names. The letters "R" and "N" in the word "PROPAGANDA" are turned backward. The word "FILMS" is spaced out to fit the width of "PЯOPAGAИDA". The logo is still


  • An in-credit version can be seen on Paula Abdul: Under My Spell Tour on VHS and Laserdisc.
  • At the end of Bon Jovi: Live in London, the colored European version of the logo appears with "IN ASSOCIATION WITH" below.

Technique: Fading effects.

Audio: None or the closing theme.

Availability: It has been seen on various films produced and/or distributed by Propaganda Films from 1990 to 1999, such as Kalifornia, Sleepers, and the first two Candyman films, among others. Was also known to appear on their releases of live concerts, such as the ones described in the Variants section.

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