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The associate producer of the 1984 blockbuster Ghostbusters, Gross also designed the No Ghosts logo. The movie ranks as number 28 on the American Film Institute’s list of America’s 100 funniest movies.
Just thought you might like to know that a Pratt Alumnus also animated the Logo for the main title.
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I attended Pratt and designed this logo..it gets MY vote!
This was a great film, and Michael Gross is one of the greatest artists and producers in our time. Cheers to Mr. Gross.
This has to be the most recognizable symbol worldwide. If it’s something else, then I’ll be surprised.
I don’t know a single person who doesn’t light up and get excited about Ghostbusters or has a positive memory about Ghostbusters upon seeing this logo. Its one of the most recognizable brands in the world for a reason and looks great on everything. And Ghostbusters in general promotes team work and understanding the unknown by learning together to meet a challenge and win the day.
This symbol represents everything awesome with my life from 1984 and on. Thank you for this wonderful icon. “WHO YA GONNA CALL”!!!!!
The logo shown is one of the most well known icons around the world since the film was released. Mike was also responsible for the famous “We’ll Shoot The Dog” cover for National Lampoon when he worked there. That was voted the best magazine cover in 40 years. He also was responsible for a pretty well known shot of the Rollings Stones.
Michael is without a doubt one of the most talented people I know and very down to earth as well. I consider him a good pal of mine.
Best logo ever made!!
Since I was a baby it was the symbol of all symbols! I ain’t afraid of no ghost…
As simple as it is… It’s absolute perfection.
While I think the Ghostbusters logo is iconic, Michael’s contribution to the arts extends across a multitude of media. His work as Art Director at National Lampoon & Esquire was ground-breaking. The popular movies he produced continues to resonate with me. His ability to take a magazine like Heavy Metal and translate that to the big screen while retaining the testosterone driven guitar vibe throughout thrilled every young man, and changed the market in America for feature length animation. He continues to produce vibrant photography and paintings to this day. Many thanks to Pratt for helping distill that artistic voice.
I grew up with this and pretty much shaped my adult life. Great job Mr. Michael Gross for keeping this image in my head for years!
I am now 66 years old and after a lifetime of working as painter, designer, etc..I still credit Pratt for what I have learned…Thank you for setting me down the right path.
There is no more recognized of symbol than this, even coca cola is not as recognizable as this logo. There are no words necessary, only the intention of design that conveys the product or service at hand and there is none batter than this to which it serves.
An undisputed classical example of design genius. Every time I look at this logo brings back memories of watching the movies and the animated series as a kid, and if others feel like I do, then for that we have to thank Michael Gross.
Ghostbusters has been a huge part of my life and is included in so many of my earliest memories. I grew up knowing the No Ghosts logo, and someday my own children will, too.
When I’m walking down the street in my Ghostbusters uniform, a large portion of people have no idea who or what I am supposed to be… Miner? Terrorist? Suddenly, they catch a glimpse of my right shoulder, and instantly it clicks, and I get to hear another passer-by yell “Ghostbusters”!
The “No-Ghost” logo design is very unique. It has been used in two blockbuster films, three popular cartoon series, books, a few comic series, toys, videogames, snackfoods, fanfilms, appearal, and countless other products/projects over the past three decades.
It inspires hope. It inspires comedy. It inspires action, science, and has inspired a large group of ‘Ghostheads’ like myself, to start fundraising organizations in almost fourty states and six countries. Without a doubt, the little No-Ghost, and more importantly it’s creator Michael Gross deserve more credit and more admiration than I can muster. Without a doubt Mr. Gross gets my vote for designing… “Something that appeals the the very best in human nature. Something good. Something decent. Something pure.”
My son wasn’t born until ‘98 but since he was 4 he’s had to have a tee shirt with this on it in his wardrobe. We’ve been through about 4 now. the first one really took a beating b4 we were allowed to replace it. We have all the movies in VHS and DVD with the cartoons also. Many fun times watching and chatting through these fliks. I cracked up the first time he saw Bill Murray in a different role and got “heeey ,whats Venkman doing in this movie?” He also went to his 5th grade school Halloween party in a Ghostbusters costume and won a prize for spontaneously breaking in to the dance when the song was played! We love the movies and the logo. They have been a fun part of our lives.
I love this Logo!
A distinctive, bold, graphic image which instantly evokes the most successful film of the 1980’s, Ghostbusters. This image was an integral part of the film. Humorously, it effortlessly conveys its message. The film and the logo are part of a pop culture phenomenon, to this day, with children wearing Ghostbusters Halloween costumes and beautiful women having proton packs tattooed on their skin. (I kid you not.) A vibrant cult following and main stream popularity ensures that Michael Gross’ logo is Pratt’s number 1 top icon!
Awesome logo, awesome artist…both iconic, both wonderful!
Awesome logo every fan of the movies wants this on their car
Amazing logo by an amazing artist. Well done good sir!
I love this image. This image has been a fun and important part of my life since childhood…and I’m sure for millions of people around the world.
this logo represents my childhood, as I’m sure it does for many other people in my age group. it is iconic nd should never be forgotten.
now the GB2 logo… that’s a whole different story.
An instant icon since its debut.
This logo represents a generation of people that grew up watching the movies, the cartoons, had the toys, lunchboxes and t-shirts and wanted to be a buster and wear that jumpsuit and ride in Ecto-1. So, you have my vote and thank you for making my generation great.
This logo is iconic and deserves Pratt’s recognition.
The “no ghosts” symbol is a part of our pop-culture! It definitely is one of the instantly most recognized symbols from the movies! I’ve always loved it! I am a HUGE Ghostbusters fan!
Awesome Logo. Makes me smile every time I see it. Thank you Michael. Ghostbusters is a classic and Awesome movie.
As a kid my parents always took me to drive-ins to watch movies. Ghostbusters was the First movie I saw in a walk in theatre. Awesome!!
Thee mist iconic symbol!
My childhood, encapsulated.
There are very few things I would describe as perfect, but this logo is one of them. Thank you.
Completely recognizable in an instant as to what it means. How could this not be included? It is a logo masterpiece!
Best symbol ever. Always puts a smile on my face any time I see it. Just saw it today on tshirt in Walmart.
One of my top 5 favorite comedies of all time! Brilliant all the way around. I’ve always loved this logo, and as a graphic artist myself, I think it’s genius. I’m honored to have the opportunity to thank you for bringing us Ghostbusters!!
I was just over a year old when Ghostbusters came out. I saw that logo for the first time in the backseat of the drive-through theater. Who would have thought this logo would remain a part of my life since that day. That solid logo design is still widely recognizable today. Kids today in 2012 see the logo and scream “Ghostbusters!” That’s shocking to me but also proof of the effectiveness of the logo and how well the film has endured today. Thank you, Michael for having a hand in fulfilling my childhood. I still hold Ghostbusters close to my heart today.
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT LOGO OF MY LIFE!
One of the true iconic things from the 1980’s and beyond. This was the first sticker plastered on my first car ever.
“Ghostbusters” was wonderful, but this man also spear-headed some of the most brilliant satire of the 20th century as the Art Director of the “National Lampoon”. The covers alone qualify him for your award (see the “What? My Lai?” August 1971 “Bummer” issue). When you take into account the work he did within the magazine’s pages, from 1970 to (I believe) 1975, Michael Gross easily deserves to be one of your Top 125 Icons. His work for that magazine is some of the most iconic of the 1970s, just as his “Ghostbusters” logo is one of the most iconic of the 1980s.
Greatest logo of all time.
The greatest Logo, ever made!!!
Aruond the World evrery knows “who ya gonna call?”
E’ stato davvero un grande nell’ aver disegnato questo Ghost Logo è davvero meraviglioso!!!!!
E’ stato molto bravo ed ingegnoso nel creare questo meraviglioso Logo Ghost!!!! Stupendo davvero!!!!!
Best Logo ever - everyone knows it for a reason.
Makes everyone smile, remember and feel awesome because of Ghostbusters.
No logo is even close….
Best Iconic Logo Ever!
Great logo icon! I could watch these movies over and over and still get a laugh.
This image is iconic. I have actually seen a child wearing it in a t-shirt in Africa. I asked him what it was and he knew. I do not believe any of the other contestants match that in Universal appeal.
In one image Michael Gross captured what the movie Ghostbusters was all about. To do that is nearly impossible most of the time.
That is why I vote for it. It is a single, well draw and thought out, image of brilliant design.
Such an iconic logo, simple, powerful and instantly recognisable!
What’s to say? Who you going call? Ghostbusters!
‘Ghostbusters’ is the Wizard of OZ of our generation. Most recognizable scenes, theme song, characters, and of course logo. In my opinion should be on the same board as the Batman and Superman symbols. Michael Gross is a genius.
I plan on getting this as a tattoo. This is by far one of the most recognizable, iconic images of all time. Michael Gross is a genius.
Michael is not only a producer of fine films but an art director of one of my favorite images of all time…the dog with the gun to his head on the cover of National Lampoon. His photography is exciting and vivid, his art work captivating. A Renaissance man for our age.
The BEST of the BEST
That’s Michael Gross!
Bob and Meryl
This is the BEST LOGO ever made,by the BEST MAN I have ever known.
This is a True Cinema IconM
Michael Gross ROCKs!
Michiel Gross is a creative genius!!! He has brought countless hours of joy into the lives of my family and friends through Ghostbusters. Not to mention all of his other amazing works. He gets my vote every time…
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