by Rob Marsh
It’s time for our weekly roundup of logo design news. Here are all the stories and news articles that caught our eye in the past seven days. Take a look:
In sports logo news, Notre Dame introduced a new logo to celebrate its 125 years playing college football. We like it. But more than that, we like that spring practice has started and the next college football season is just around the corner. We can’t wait.
Can you tell what a product is when it’s stripped of all its brand characteristics like colors and logos? It probably depends on the brand. Check out Brand Spirit and see.
Several businesses introduced new logos this week. We’ll start the list off with Protective Life Corp’s new logo. Reading is Fundamental got a logo redesign courtesy of ad agency Mother. Houweling’s Tomatoes gets a new logo featuring the CEO’s signature. Bienenstock Furniture Library updated their corporate identity with a new logo. As did Micromax Informatics and the Wells Fargo Soccer Club.
We heard rumors of this a few weeks ago, but it looks like Nissan will be resurrecting its Datsun brand and logo. Not a bad refresh for a once-tired brand. Don’t look for it in the states any time soon, though, this new look is intended for the Indian market. We remember our grandmother driving a B210. If memory serves right, she took this Datsun ad at its word and drove accordingly.
Last of all, Google played around with its logo again this week. Saturday we saw a St. Patrick’s Day logo inspired by the Irish Book of Kells (here are Google’s St. Patrick’s day logos over the years). On Tuesday, Google’s logo celebrated the spring equinox with a design inspired by Marimekko.
Did you see anything that we didn’t? Let us know in the comments.