Sony Electronic Publishing

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Sony Electronic Publishing was formed in 1991 after Sony's North American division bought CSG Imagesoft from the CBS/Sony Group and renamed the company Sony Imagesoft. Sony Electronic Publishing became the parent company of Sony Imagesoft. Starting in 1994, Sony Imagesoft started to use the Sony Electronic Publishing name when they expanded to PC products. In 1995, Sony Electronic Publishing was closed due to Sony Imagesoft merging with the development branch of Sony Computer Entertainment into Sony Interactive Studios America.

Logo (November 1994-1995)

Visuals: This is an enhanced print version of the Sony Imagesoft logo, except "IMAGESOFT" is replaced with "ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING", with "PUBLISHING" in spaced-out letters underneath "ELECTRONIC".

Technique: A still digital graphic.

Audio: None.

Availability: Seen on Ghosts for PC and Mega Turrican (UK version) and Morph for Sega Genesis.

Logo (December 31, 1994)

Visuals: Same as the 1st Sony Imagesoft logo, only it starts on a blue background, there is no flash, the rays are simpler, and the logo reads "ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING" in place of "IMAGESOFT".

Technique: 2D digital animation.

Audio: Same as the 1st Sony Imagesoft logo.

Availability: This was meant to appear on the 1995 Jeopardy! PC game, but it went unused. The logo's file (SONYLOGO.MOV) can be accessed in the "MOVIES" folder on the disc.