Simpler is better – at least when it comes to creating branding identities and logos. It’s been a long undisputed practice that the best designs come from incorporating the most unique identifying elements in as few details as needed (though not necessarily possible). That’s what Slack was missing – with a hashtag (or “octothorpe”) logo that included 11 different colours, it was, in their own words, “extremely easy to get wrong.”
Pop the champagne! Arbuckle Media has just found out that we’ve won our first ever award for a design/branding project. We took home the 2017 MarCom Gold award for our project “Rebranding Safety Services Nova Scotia As The Region’s Industry Leader” in the Branding Refresh category.
Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, launched their company’s rebrand this week after a long process of public review and input (but no voting?). While the new look has been met with mixed reviews from everyone on tech blogs to design reviews, our takeaway is summed up in one word: RETRO.