Seven car brands that have returned to flat logo designs

After rebranding with three-dimensional, chrome-effect logos in the 80s and 90s, carmakers from Nissan to BMW are reverting back to flat designs to keep pace with the digitally led world. We’ve rounded up seven examples. Simplified, flat logos replicate better on screens and in miniature as app icons, prompting designers to ditch the three-dimensional (3D) The post Seven car brands...

Toyota rebrands with flat logo and abandons wordmark

Toyota Motor Europe has joined numerous other car brands by opting for a flat redesign of its logo with a revised visual identity created by The&Partnership that includes removing its wordmark. The new logo and branding was created by agency The&Partnership for Toyota’s Europe division and sees the automaker’s name removed and its old, 3D design flattened, leaving The post Toyota rebrands with...

Paula Scher covers High Line in green dots to encourage social distancing

New York’s High Line park has reopened to the public following coronavirus lockdown with 1,000 painted green dots graphic designer Paula Scher created as markers for social distancing. The High Line reopened on Thursday 19 July over four months after it closed due to the pandemic with a one-way system starting at Gansevoort Street. Scher, The post Paula Scher covers...

Nissan latest car brand to roll out flat logo

Japanese car brand Nissan has joined BMW, MINI and Volkswagen in officially replacing its three-dimensional emblem with a flat, two-dimensional logo. The company name has been kept at the centre of the logo, but is no longer raised and has been simplified into basic, block lines. The font has also been refined and the lettering stretched The post Nissan latest car...

Flying Gherkin stars in Foster + Partners’ children’s book

UK architecture studio Foster + Partners has made an illustrated online book starring its Gherkin skyscraper as part of an initiative to entertain children during the coronavirus pandemic. Named The Flying Gherkin, the book gives the Foster + Partners-designed office human features, arms and a rocket-like body, and follows it on its journey as it takes The post Flying Gherkin stars...

Yinka Ilori creates message of hope in support of NHS

Designer Yinka Ilori has created a colourful artwork that states «Better days are coming I promise» in support of the work the UK’s National Health Service is doing to fight coronavirus. Installed on a street in Blackfriars, London, the artwork was commissioned by Kensington + Chelsea Art Week and CW+, the official charity of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital The post Yinka Ilori creates...

Northeastern University showcases nine graduate designs that bring data to life

Design graduates from Boston’s Northeastern University present thesis projects including visualisations of traditional Indian dance moves and augmented-reality representations of taste in this Virtual Design Festival school show. The nine students hail from Northeastern’s MFA Experience Design and MFA Information Design and Visualisation programmes, based at the university’s College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). The post Northeastern University showcases...