Each story had its own logo. They are worth paying attention to in their own right.
Logo from “Village of Fame”. Full-length logo that sums up everything: a serial using “big brother tactics”, and a hypnotist as well, and people being manipulated.
“The Sweet and Sour Rivals” logo. A dynamic style.
Logo from “Angela’s Angels” first episode; full-width, includes images
Logo from “The Haunting of Form 2B”; appropriately spooky font combined with modern lettering on the second half
“Dracula’s Daughter” logo. A very strong, even disturbing style. The slight difference between “Dracula” and “Daughter” seems to reflect the contrast between the Dracula (a tyrannical headmaster) and his liberal daughter.
Logo from “Tearaway Trisha”; a style that incorporates the “Tearaway”, but is not overdone.
Logo from “Fran of the Floods”. Not only is rain incorporated into the design but also pools of water, in a very neat touch.
Logo from “A Dream for Yvonne”: full-width
“Worlds Apart” logo. The logo is designed to help readers keep track of the six protagonists in the story, particularly as their appearances change at some points (obese, Neanderthal, Goth) as they progress through six alternate worlds.
Pam of Pond Hill logo, complete with credit, by Tammy 1983.
Logo from “Gwen’s Stolen Glory”; small, text-based
Later version of Pam of Pond Hill logo, in Tammy 1982.
Logo from “Golden Dolly, Death Dust!”, combining light elements and the darker deadly elements in one.
“Tansy of Jubilee Street” logo. Doing “Jubilee Street” as a street sign is a brilliant touch, and the Wide Latin for “Tansy” is a powerful contrast that enhances the logo even more.
“Holiday Hideaway” logo. A lively style, in a font that Jinty seldom used.
“Tears of a Clown”. A simple style that grabs attention. The sans-serif font adds to the “Clown” part.
“Child of the Rain” logo. It incorporates the rain theme while the contrasts of light and dark and different fonts set off the title.
Font that conveys the humour of the strip, but not the contrast between Bizzie and the Easies. It is the names that do so.
“Girl the World Forgot” logo. A format that reflects the grimness and isolation of the castaway situation, and the insinuation of the supernatural element in the story.
“Combing Her Golden Hair”. The curlicues reflect the hair theme.
“Gaye’s Gloomy Ghost” logo. A very simple, elegant style.
“Sue’s Daily Dozen” logo. A logo that implies writing, but given a modern twist (rather like the Daily Dozen itself).
Original “Pam of Pond Hill” logo. In the Tammy merger, it would give way to larger, bolder and more stylised formats.
“Snobby Shirl the Shoeshine Girl!” logo. The rays emphasise the shine that shoe shining is meant to give. But the underline under “Snobby Shirl” is a bit odd and does not seem necessary.
“Her Guardian Angel” logo. White font against black background and a font style that emphasises the “A’ in “Angel”.
“Gertie Grit the Hateful Brit” logo. It is an illustrative logo that incorporates Gertie and the magic pendant that sends her time-travelling.
“Fran’ll Fix It!” logo. A bold logo, but does the font match the nuttiness of the strip?
“Merry at Misery House” logo. The logo often incorporated an introductory picture, such as this one, and the text box.
The impression this logo gives is futuristic in some way, but the font itself is quite 1920s modernist, oddly enough! It works well though for this SF story.
“No Medals for Marie” logo, which puts emphasis on “Marie” with a different style and larger font.
“Curtain of Silence” logo. The shift in the gradient in the logo certainly emphasises what the title says, but is it toward, “Curtain” or “Silence”?
“Life’s a Ball for Nadine” logo. The wavy direction emphasises what a ball life is for Nadine, while the font, often used in basket-ball type sports, reinforces the sporty netball theme.
“The Robot Who Cried” logo incorporates a moving illustration that brings out the “cried”.
A classic and rather old-fashioned text-only logo
“Bet Gets the Bird!” logo, which shows what sort of bird it is.
“Land of No Tears” logo. The logo is unusual for lack of capitalisation except on the first word.
Song of the Fir Tree logo. The purpose of the cloudy edge surrounding the logo can only be guessed at.
“7 Steps to the Sisterhood” logo. One of the more unusual logos to begin with a numeral.
“Battle of the Wills” logo. The font uses stroke on the outlines and white space in between on the letters.
“Wanda Whiter than White” logo. A creative format that incorporates the text box.
“For Peter’s Sake!” logo. A very strong, bold font, perhaps to emphasise the urgency of Corrie’s mission.
“The Slave of Form 3B” logo. The font seems to put a strong emphasis on the “A” in “Slave”.
“The Ghost Dancer” logo, which uses the same font as another Phil Townsend story, “Blind Faith”.
“The Girl Who Never Was” logo. The font works well with the magic theme of the story.
“Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag” logo, with a font that implies fun.
“Alley Cat” logo, which incorporates an introductory panel of Alley Cat and makes perpendicular use of text direction to fit it into the panel.
Logo from “Waves of Fear”. Tight-spaces font, wavy text direction to match the “Waves”, in the title.
“Dance into Darkness” logo. The Goth elements incorporate the curse of night and darkness that drives the story.
“Slaves of the Candle” logo. A juxtaposition of the light (candle) and dark (slaves who are forced to make candles in near darkness) in the story.
A strong, blocky font. It’s nice and bold but what are those curlicues doing??!
“Destiny Brown” logo.
“Almost Human” logo. The font conveys the SF element, but does not give too much away as to what the difference is between “Almost” and “Human”.
“Wenna the Witch” logo, which is designed to have Wenna tell her own story. This was one of only two Jinty strips where the protagonist narrated the strip herself.
“The Green People” logo. The curlicues indicate that the title is not referring to little green men.
“Knight and Day” logo. The font implies the antagonism between Knight and Day, but it remains the same for both Knight and Day instead of indicating contrast.
“Who’s That in My Mirror?” logo, which incorporates a mirror image.
“The Kat and Mouse Game” logo, which makes it clear that the cat and mouse game is over ballet.
“Diving Belle” logo. Could the thicker font at the bottom of the letters be hinting at bell bottoms?
“Bound for Botany Bay” logo. The font is reminiscent of lettering on old ‘Wanted’ posters.
“Make-Believe Mandy”. The mix of two different fonts puts the emphasis on “Mandy”, but for what reason? Is it to insinuate that the revelation of Mandy’s true identity far more significant than usual in a Cinderella story?
“The Human Zoo” logo. Strong font that stands out from behind the bars that denote a zoo/prison.
“A Spell of Trouble” logo. The sparkles around the logo indicate the pun on “Spell”.
“Prisoner of the Bell” logo, which has simple font and is enhanced by an illustration.
“Mark of the Witch!” logo. But why use a scary type of font for a story where a hapless girl is persecuted as a witch by backward villagers?
“No Cheers for Cherry” logo. And no tail for the “y” in “Cherry” either. Something odd clearly occurred in the designing of the logo.
“The Goose Girl” logo, which incorporates a picture of a goose that the font and stippling in it also emphasise.
“Hettie High and Mighty” logo. The lettering after “Hettie” is much smaller – to save space or to de-emphasise the high-and-mightiness of Hettie?
The blue wavy box surrounding the text ‘St Jonah’s’ refers appropriately, if subtly, to the sea. Because the strip normally appeared on the front cover it is unusual in including a colour element.
“Stage Fright!” logo, with an art deco font.
A beautiful full-width logo with an interesting font choice and a little image summing up the story.
“Concrete Surfer” logo. Lettering that reflects the hardness of the concrete and the streetwise flavour of the skateboarding.
“Somewhere over the Rainbow” logo. The text direction going in an arch incorporates the rainbow theme. The logo also sometimes has some of the pictures below overlapping, such as the tips of Dorrie’s plaits here.
“Do-It-Yourself Dot” logo. The wood gradient in the first three words emphasise the DIY aspect, while the black font in the last word puns the “dot”.
“Barracuda Bay” logo. The left justification of “Bay” meant the logo always had to be inserted into the artwork.
“Ping-Pong Paula” logo. Full width logo that incorporates a picture.
“Slave of the Swan” logo. The font highlights that this is still a ballet story, even if it is a slave story.
“Fancy Free!” logo. Like the protagonist, the heading is bold.
Slave of the Mirror logo. The logo displays both its victim and the mirror with the image of the troublesome spirit who enslaves the girl.
“The Bow Street Runner” logo. Serif font that was frequently used for Phil Townsend’s stories.
“Blind Faith” logo. The font puts more emphasis on the emotional elements on the story.
“Cathy’s Casebook” logo. The font is clearly mean to be reminiscent of a typed up medical document.
“She Shall Have Music” logo. A relaxed, casual style that was not seen much in Jinty.
“The Darkening Journey” logo, which contrasts white on black background.
“The Venetian Looking Glass” logo. The font emphasises the title more than the theme – a supernatural thriller.
“The Zodiac Prince” logo. Bold font for the log, with stars, moons and planets in the background to highlight the Prince’s astral origins.
“A Boy Like Bobby” logo. The style used makes a change from the serif fonts that were so common in the logos used for Phil Towsend’s stories.
“Minnow” logo. The font does seem to add a maritime element that enhances the theme.
“Miss No-Name” logo. The curlicues seem a bit over the top.
“Clancy on Trial” logo.
“Dora Dogsbody logo”. The wavy text direction in “Dogsbody” stands out from the straight text direction in “Dora”.
“Wild Rose” logo. The skewed font brings out the “wild” while the curlicues tie in with “Rose”.
“Sally in a Shell” logo. This comes from a Tammy story, but is included here because it is creative and pretty.