What do Gouldian finches have to do with computer monitors?

by Sheila Koester
(Woodbridge, VA)

View Sonic logo

View Sonic logo

Gouldian finches (also known as the Rainbow Bird or Lady Gouldian Finch) originate from Australia and are members of the finch family, which includes sparrows, cross bills and gold finches. Gouldian finches inhabit the open Savannah regions of northern Australia. In hot climates, Gouldian finches protect themselves from the sun’s rays by perching under the vertically hanging foliage of the eucalyptus tree.

When ViewSonic Corporation founder James Chu decided to develop and market computer monitors, he recognized the need to develop a powerful brand image - one that would denote superior quality and value. He also understood the advantage of creating a distinct, eye-catching visual identity able to instantly communicate such attributes as brilliant color and sharp resolution. He believed that having a strong aesthetic appeal was particularly important for monitors, since they are the personal computer’s most conspicuous component. Working with a trusted marketing advisor, Mr. Chu began searching for a logo or symbol that would achieve these objectives while projecting friendliness and comfort. The three Gouldian finches that form the ViewSonic logo have become a well recognized symbol of excellence.

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