The Truth About The Friends Logo

"Friends" is one of the most successful, popular, and celebrated television shows of all time. It ran from 1994 to 2004, starring Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, and David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, (via IMDb).

On May 27, the main cast and characters will return, with "Friends: The Reunion" on HBO Max. The trailer for "The One Where They Get Back Together," which released on May 19 via Instagram, shows these actors and actresses revisiting their on-set homes and hangouts and reminiscing on their time together.

While fans await the highly-anticipated reunion, it is worth taking a deep dive into a very special element of the beloved series. The theme song, the stars, the friendships, the real-life scenarios, and the quotes that help make this story such a success, which also includes the famous logo of "Friends."

Have you ever noticed this special detail in the logo?

Everyone knows and recognizes the logo used for "Friends," and years later, it is still widely used on clothing items, home decor, and beyond, but who created this iconic design? According to Turbologo, the answer is Deborah Nayee. The outlet goes on to reveal that this soft and playful font type is actually called Gabriel Weiss' Friends.

The only update since the logo's creation happened in 2019, in celebration of the iconic show's 25th anniversary. The letters were cleaned up and was given a familiar-looking frame, along with the positions of the colorful dots were changed, (via

Speaking of those colorful dots, what are they all about? Well, the creators of the show stated that these are simply a style choice, but there is something rather neat about them: There are six of them, for six main characters, and their colors correspond to the umbrellas' colors, seen in the opening credits of each episode!