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New holding company, new logo design for Google

September 9th, 2015

I recently wrote about Alphabet, the new holding company that now owns Google and some of its subsidiaries. With this major change in structure, you could have predicted that Google itself would soon undergo a rebrand.

It happened.

As I opened up my internet browser on Monday, I noticed that the Google logo on my search engine home page looked a little different. At first I assumed it was a Doodle, another creative play on the original design to commemorate some significant event or another. I soon realized however, this is Google’s new look.

 

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Google, but all grown up

August 21st, 2015

The big news in the business world this month was that Google has a new owner: a holding company called Alphabet. What does this mean for the world’s favourite search engine?

Well, not much really.

Users of the company’s services won't notice any difference at all. Alphabet, which is owned by Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, is simply a chance to reorganize assets and mitigate risk on the stock market.

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New logo design for a new, more serious Mini

August 18th, 2015

In my mind, the Mini has always been a fun car – quirky, full of personality and always iconic. Think The Italian Job, Austin Powers’ “GR8 SHAG” model, and even Mr Bean’s classic beige number.

Classic Minis featured in 'The Italian Job'

 

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Logitechs squeaky clean new logo design look

August 14th, 2015

Though perhaps not a brand you’d immediately recognize on The Logo Quiz, Logitech is a computer peripherals company that has been around for over 35 years. Sat quietly sat in the backseat of its glitzier competitors, Logitech has been churning out useful, if not scintillatingly exciting devices since 1981.

Their products may not be as sexy as an Apple Watch – well, as sexy as an Apple anything, really – but that didn’t matter because everyone needs a mouse. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Logitech, we might all still be using the cursor keys to move around our screens.

 

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Parallelism or plagiarism of logo design?

August 5th, 2015

The issue of plagiarism in logo design is one we frequently denounce. But could it be that sometimes the public may be slightly too hasty in accusing a logo creator of plagiarism?

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Purity Brewing Co Beer logos with a back story

August 3rd, 2015

In the UK room temperature “real ale” has been the drink of choice for bearded old men for centuries. However, in light of the huge craft beer revolution across the pond, it’s now bearded younger men (and women, though less bearded) – of the hipster variety – who can’t get enough of the chilled versions of this traditional beer.

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Coca-Cola removes labels

July 28th, 2015

I could probably write a hundred different blog posts about the soft drink super-giant that is Coca Cola – the evolution and history of the brand is fascinating, as is the success of legendary campaigns such as “Diet Coke Break guy”, “Holidays are Coming” and the recent “Share a Coke” initiative, which saw the famous logo replaced by people’s names. Perhaps one day I will.

But the subject of today’s Coca-Cola-related post comes from the Middle East where, in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan, some people were enjoying their can of ice-cold Coke (during the hours of darkness, of course) without a logo on it all.

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Spotlight on Rajiv Surendra

July 23rd, 2015

Recognise this face?

 

 

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Facebook logo design quietly revamped

July 22nd, 2015

Blink and you might have missed it, but social media giant Facebook changed its logo recently and you probably didn’t even notice. There was no fanfare, no press release, no social media campaign. In fact, comparing the old and the new designs, you could be forgiven for wondering what’s changed!

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Why start-ups should not worry about getting the logo design right first time

June 12th, 2015

Every single one of the most successful brands in the world has a memorable logo – think of big names like McDonalds, Burger King, Coca Cola, and Apple just for starters.

Your company’s logo is the face of your business, the visual “hook” that helps customers to recognise you, recall what you do, and separate you from your competitors.

 

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Sky vs Skype logo

May 21st, 2015

In a controversial decision by the General Court of the European Union, Microsoft has been blocked from filing a trademark application for its video chat software Skype.

 

 

 

 

 

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New logo design for Lexmark

May 14th, 2015

Lexmark, with its familiar logo with red diamond, is a brand that has been synonymous with printers and printing ever since its divestiture from computing giant IBM in 1991.

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Clinton logo design causes a Twitter storm

April 15th, 2015

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton announced that she would be running for the US Presidency again this year – and of course, every good marketing campaign needs a logo. Here’s Hillary’s:

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Air Jordan jumping through hoops in copyright infringement claim

March 3rd, 2015

In 1984, sports photographer Jacobus Rentmeester took a series of photographs for a pre-Olympics feature published in LIFE Magazine. The series depicted the iconic basketball player Michael Jordan as he approached the net for a slam dunk.

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Holy smokes! Valencia drops lawsuit against comic publisher

December 12th, 2014

Last week it was announced that DC Comics, the publisher behind the Batman comics, had filed a lawsuit against Spanish soccer club Valencia to stop them using a new logo design.

Though the bat symbol has been a part of the soccer team’s branding since its inception, the design was recently revamped and a new application for copyright was made. This roused tempers at DC Comics, which countered the claim saying the logo was too similar to the Batman brand.

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