A stylized little running man seen from above - "The Muteman" - therefore it is also called the "Walking Man-Logo". Added to the left side is the "MUTE RECORDS" lettering. That is the Mutelogo 1. It was used for the Depeche Mode Intercord vinyls from 1981 up to the "Behind The Wheel-Single-Release". And later once again for "Little 15".
Mutelogo 2 shows the Muteman running on the Ring of Saturn (therefore also called "Saturnlogo" or "Planetlogo") This logo was used for a short period of time, from the end of 1987 until May 1988. It is to be found for the first time on "Behind The Wheel" -7", released on 28.12.1987. With the release of "Little 15" on 16.05.1988 and an temporary return to Mutelogo 1, the Mutelogo 2 already vanished on the vinyls again. With this logo some vinyls, as the vinyls of the Color Collection, where the Mutelogo 2 can also be seen on the broschure, were newly released.
Mutelogo 3 also called "M-Logo" or "New Mute-Logo" shows a bold "M" (for MUTE) with the simplified, stylized Muteman behind. Since 1989 all discs with the light blue label were equipped with this logo. It can be seen first at the "Everything Counts (Live)" releases, dated 13.02.1989. Almost the whole Depeche Mode - Intercord - catalogue was reissued with this logo.
Since 1993 the light blue labels with the Mutelogo disappeared and every new release got an independent label, which matched with the release, as it was always the case for the English Market. The reprints of the back-catalogue got the Mutelogo 3 and a additional barcode on the flip side of the cover.
Collector circles call discs with two different Mutelogos "Hybrid". For example: On the A-side is a Mutelogo 1 and on the B-side is a Mutelogo 2. It is unknown under what circumstances these discs were created, but because of their rarity they are much sought after collector´s items. The "faults" were recognized fast and corrected. Therefore only a little part of these productions "slipped through". The date of the record-pressing has always to be attributed to the higher numbered Mutelogo. Well known record-pressings, see here.