Graham Smith, a designer from East Sussex in the UK, has kindly taken the time to redraw the original Volkswagen logo specification sheet and make the files available for download from his website.
Why the recreation?
No real reason other than I thought it would be a fun project to work on, but also the original lacks some quality so can’t be enlarged and printed out to well. I thought that if I reproduced it, warts and all, it would allow me a up close view of how this was originally created.
It’s not until you tear it apart and start looking at all the various line weights, arrows, text and the sobering realisation: we didn’t always have copy and paste and mathematical precision based artwork tools at our disposal.
It’s also nice to know there is now a detailed replica of these logo specification.