The original Federal Express corporate logo was designed by Richard Runyan in 1973. The new FedEx logo is one of the most recognizable logos due to the company's presence all over the world. The logo was created in 1994 by Lindon Leader, as Senior Design Director at Landor Associates, San Francisco. The same year it was ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the 8 best logos of the past thirty-five years. Along side Apple, Coca-Cola, Nike, IBM, Starbucks, McDonald's and Playboy. FedEx is a syllabic abbreviation of the company's original name: Federal Express. At first glance the FedEx corporate logo appears to be plain and simple, however there is a detail that once seen changes the perception about it: a right-pointing arrow located in the negative space between the E and x. While the arrow becomes quite obvious when pointed out, most people do not observe it. The arrow has been seldom pointed to as a soft form of subliminal advertising. The arrow symbolizes forward movement and thinking.