1962 – 1974
In 1962, Royal Bank introduced its first logo – a new unique emblem, with a heraldic motif, that would be equally effective on top of a building or on a savings account passbook. Only two design elements were retained from the 1901 seal: the lion, a symbol of strength and authority, and the crown to carry out the “royal” symbolism. Added to the new logo was the globe to demonstrate Royal Bank’s global presence. This particular version of the logo evolved into one of Canada’s most identifiable corporate icons.