The Cobra Kai logo represents the series that has circulated from YouTube Red until Netflix’s acquisition of the show. The logo is a remarkable image that sums up the meaning and history behind Cobra Kai if you understand the symbolism. To fully understand its magnificence, you need to know a little about Cobra Kai’s history, its origins, and what the logo design is all about. Here is a brief history and the story behind the Cobra Kai logo.
Is it a spinoff of The Karate Kid?
According to Den of Geek, after Cobra Kai became available on Netflix, it became the number one streaming show in the United States. For the younger audience, it was a great representation of the various styles of Karate practiced. For the older generation, it was like a reboot of the hit Karate Kid franchise from the 1980s. Cobra Kai is a spinoff of the old hit movies. It is loosely based on the franchise, as well as a Karate training school that existed long before the movie was made. Mark Kamen wrote the series based on his own experiences. It has been assumed that the program is named after the Cobra Kai martial arts school that was established by Steven G. Abbate in 1971. The school was highly regarded as a full contact training center. Three of the characters are holdovers from the original film franchise. According to Men’s Health, Ralph Macchio reprises his role as Daniel Larusso. William Zabka also returns in the same role he played in the 1984 film as Johnny Lawrence. John Kreese also appears in his role as Martin Kove. At the age of 74, he is back after playing the villain in all three The Karate Kid films. These veterans of the original franchise make the show exciting for the generation of moviegoers who enjoyed the movies for decades after their release.
Who designed the original Cobra Kai logo?
According to Brands of the World, the Cobra Kai logo was designed by Geronimo Giovanni. The vector format was in Encapsulated PostScript. The logo features a black outline cobra with yellow fill and a red tongue. The word mark is placed behind the snake in red letters and says Cobra Kai. A yellow circle contains the words of the program’s slogan “Strike First, Strike Hard, Mercilessly,” creating a complete circle in yellow on a black background. This version of the logo is still used prominently to represent the franchise.
What is the meaning of Cobra Kai.
To fully understand the meaning of the symbol, we first look at the name of the series. Cobra is a large snake. Kai is the Japanese word for group or organization. This made it the ideal name for a martial arts training school. It also works well as a current series name. It refers to the Great Serpent Organization.
The Cobra Kai logo
The Cobra Kai website displays various iterations of the Cobra Kai logo. It is widely used in merchandise promotion as well as for show branding. A cobra is shown in the center for most variations. It is rolled into an attack position with the hood fully extended. This shows that you are ready for battle and to defend yourself from the enemy. The original Cobra Kai logo was done in a black outline with the cobra in a bright yellow color. The snake’s face is white and the tongue that hangs out of its open mouth is bright red. The word mark is completed in red with the words “Cobra Kai” in the background behind the snake.
The round version of the logo.
Some variations of the logo feature the same colors and elements of the cobra and word mark with the show motto included. The words Strike First, Strike Hard, No Mercy are printed on a curved border that creates a circle around the cobra and the word mark. The words of the motto help observers to take a closer look at the meaning behind the cobra. He is prepared to strike first and will be violent and ruthless. The logo sets the tone for the show.
The Cobra Kai Fountain
The font that is used in the Cobra Kai logo is very unique. It features a brush script that is extremely close to the Dead Stock font owned by BLKBK Fonts, according to Font Meme. It’s a kind of clean brushstroke that gives you the feel of the Japanese Kanja. The designers chose an excellent font that represents the Asian culture from which martial arts originated. This is a downloadable font for those who wish to make their own Cobra Kai creations.