There are many reasons why corporations update, revise or simply abandon their logos. The old mark may feature antiquated technology or not be politically correct by today’s standards. It may no longer reflect who they are, the size of their current business or what they sell. Or it may have been drawn by the founder or a promising art student when the firm was a cash-poor startup. Whatever. The result was a logo that looked amateurish and generic. This is a tough quiz, made harder because we had to remove the brand names on some logos so they didn’t give away the answer. When you pair the logo with the brand however, you’re likely to be surprised. Good luck!
This video leaves a lot to be desired graphically, but it is an excellent primer on audio branding. We would tell you more, but the video by Byswiss does such a great job, why bother. Be sure to read the text to understand the examples.
A lot of unsung tasks go on behind the sensational headlines. While the entertainment media was gleefully milking the brouhaha surrounding the departure of Conan O’Brien from The Tonight Show and the return of Jay Leno, NBC was working hastily to design a new set and unveil a new logo that would signal the change. For the logo part, NBC brought in Douglas Oliver Design, who had just months earlier created the graphic identity for The Jay Leno Show, and asked the Bell Canyon firm to have a new The Tonight Show identity ready to launch in just two weeks.