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What a great logo. “Shortly after it was created, the logo won numerous design awards, and media guru Marshall McLuhan termed it “an icon.” Fleming’s idea was to use a continuous flowing line to symbolize “the movement of people, materials and messages from one point to another.” In 2004 it was chosen as one of the Top 50 Logos of All Time; the only Canadian company to make the list and more importantly, 99 per cent of Canadians recognize the logo and associate it with CN.”
-The Canora Chronicle
*Source: Yasaburo Kuwayama, Trade Marks & Symbols – Volume 1: Alphabetical Designs (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1973)