About: (Est. 1968) “Gala TV is a Mexican television network owned by Televisa. Originating at XEQ-TV in Mexico City, the network is distributed throughout Mexico through affiliates. […] The Gala TV schedule features mainly reruns of major Mexican telenovelas, reruns of Televisa series, soccer and lucha libre.” It was formerly called Galavision. (Source: Wikipedia)
Ed.’s Notes: This is not to be confused with the U.S. version of Galavision, covered here. It is also not to be confused with a subtle, sophisticated logo. Bigger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
Select quote: (translated with Google from Televisa press release) “This development will also be reflected in the new logo graphic image GalaTV that integrates three key areas: one stylized G comes from Galavision, its former name, a number 9 the channel in which currently airs in several cities, and range of colors representing the color bar television and dynamic and lively spirit of the new proposal, as well as a mosaic of colors that are a reflection of our spirit.”
About: (Est. 1812) “West Chester University has evolved into a comprehensive university which excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Ranked among Kiplinger’s 100 best values in public colleges for its academic quality and affordability, the University is committed to providing access and serving the educational needs of a diverse student body. The second-largest school in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the fourth-largest university in the Philadelphia area, West Chester is a leading resource and partner in fostering the region’s economic, social and cultural vitality. Its 400-acre campus is situated in the beautiful, historically significant Brandywine Valley. Today, West Chester University offers more than 80 undergraduate and 70 master’s degree and graduate certificate programs.”
Design by: Erica Thompson with help from graphic designer, Joan Lordan.
Ed.’s Notes: I don’t know what’s worse, the cheap chiseled effect or the horrendous tracking difference between “West Chester” and “Uiversity”? Why choose. Both are. A few different views of the logo below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: WCU New Logo Unveiling.
Select quote: “In spring 2012, concurrent with the strategic planning process, Dr. Greg Weisenstein, president, invited the Marketing Committee to develop a new logo for West Chester University to give WCU’s main graphic image a fresh, updated look.”
About: (Est. 1962) “AccuWeather is the World’s Weather Authority. They provide local forecasts for everywhere in the United States and over two million locations worldwide. They also provide products and services to more than 175,000 paying customers in media, business, government and institutions. AccuWeather headquarters are in State College, PA, home to the greatest number of forecast meteorologists in one location anywhere in the world.”
Ed.’s Notes: Forecast for this new logo: sunny!
Relevant links: Accuweather press release.
Select quote: “The updated identity system prominently features a sun icon along with the ‘AccuWeather’ name appearing in a warm orange tone. Orange was chosen as the new corporate color after extensive international research on color usage and meanings in various cultures. The orange tone is meant to reflect warmth, friendliness, and trust.”
Thanks to James I. Bowie for the tip.
About: (Est. 1958) “Goal.com is the world’s largest football website and is owned and powered by digital sports media business PERFORM. The success of the site is down to the hard work and dedication of over 400 editorial staff based in over 50 countries around the World who produce an average of 1,500 news stories per day in 15 languages across 22 editions. This unparalleled global reach and in-depth coverage of the world’s most popular game attracted over 23 million unique users in May 2011 (Source: Google Analytics) from more than 220 countries.”
Design by: Elmwood.
Ed.’s Notes: First, WTF was the old logo? Second, how awesome is the ™ symbol in a circle as the ball being kicked right into where it’s the hardest to stop?.
Relevant links: N/A.
About: (Est. 1958) “Budget Car Rental is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with more than 3,000 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travelers and also operates the second-largest truck rental business in the United States, through a network of more than 2,100 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc.”
Design by: N/A.
Ed.’s Notes: Not bad and it goes better with the redesigned logo of its parent company, Avis. An alternate lock-up with the road graphic on the side is below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: N/A.
About: (Est. 1904) “Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. The only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master’s-level university category by U.S. News and World Report, Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes’ “Best Christian Colleges” & “100 Best College Buys.”“
Design by: Pentagram (DJ Stout, Austin).
Ed.’s Notes: It’s definitely an improvement but it’s hard to associate that kind of star drawing with higher education than Hollywood/Entertainment industry. Type is super pretty though. A few application image below (or after the jump) and more at the link.
Relevant links: Pentagram case study.
Select quote: “Before Stout and Delgado redesigned it, OCU’s primary logo featured a silhouetted likeness of the university’s iconic Gold Star Tower, a 286-foot red brick tower built in 1953 to honor Methodists who died in World War II. The tower, an Oklahoma City landmark located prominently in the center of campus, is topped off with a 200-pound star positioned at the end of a long pole like a star on a Christmas tree. ‘OCU’s sports teams are called The Stars after the Gold Star Tower, and many of the university’s celebrity alumni, like the Tony Award-winning Kristin Chenoweth, are singers and dancers and ‘stars’ of the stage,’ says Stout. ‘So it only seemed natural to turn their static star into a dancing star, with just a hint of the long pole it’s attached to at the top of that building.’”
About: (Est. fourth century or so) “The Bishop of London is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury.”
Design by: Paperjam.
Ed.’s Notes: I wish the typography were something much better than Copperplate and Zapfino because the coat of arms is excellent. Bigger views of the logo and crest and the Bishop’s own business card below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: Paperjam case study.
Select quote: “From this advice Paperjam decided to recreate a historical crest using a modern illustrative style that brings the crest up to date but at the same time reflects the heritage and authoritative qualities. Paperjam employed a professional illustrator, Marcelo Oliveira, from Portugal to help create a coat of arms that contained Amor Vincit Omnia “Love Conquers All”. At request from Richard John Carew Chartres himself.”
About: (Est. 1975) “Voya Financial, previously ING U.S., is a leading provider of financial products and services, both at the workplace and through an expansive distribution network of financial professionals. Voya’s mission is to guide Americans on their journey to greater retirement readiness and to make a secure financial future possible—one person, one family and one institution at a time.”
Design by: Interbrand.
Ed.’s Notes: The name is described as “an abstract name coined from the word ‘voyage’,” and the same could be said for the typography: an abstract take on what letterforms are supposed to bend like. That’s sort of a dig. The idea seems okay, but the resolution of how the letterforms bend and twist is highly unresolved and inconsistent. Bigger view of the logo and an application below (or after the jump).
Select quote: “The selection of a new brand for ING U.S. took months of extensive research and testing. We started with a list of 5,230 potential names. After conducting multiple rounds of creative refinement, 390 legal prescreens and testing it in nearly 60 different languages, we believe the new name best reflects our company’s mission, values and personality – Voya.”
About: (Est. 1880) “The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America’s 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates.”
Design by: Language Dept.
Ed.’s Notes: Some additional uses of the logo below (or after the jump) and some application images at the case study link.
Select quote: “Our new look may seem a bit familiar: It draws on our unique history and depth of knowledge, using elements of the original winged wheel logo of the League of American Wheelmen. But, with a modern edge and forward motion, it also showcases our commitment to propel the new, diverse and growing ranks of bicyclists in the United States, recognizing and representing the current and future face of the cycling movement.”
About: (Est. 1985) “Banelco is an ATM network in Argentina. Established in 1985, Banelco offers several services related to the cash flow management, including debit cards, electronic transfers, services payments, etc. Operating 4,500 ATMs (one third of the total in the country)[…]. The company also operates Pagomiscuentas, an electronic bill payment service. Banelco, an acronym for Banca Electrónica Compartida, is owned by private banks. Link, in turn, is used primarily by state owned banks.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Design by: DAS Branding.
Ed.’s Notes: Fairly nice, in that South American corporate identity kind of way (rounded, bold sans serif, italicized). A few more images below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: DAS Branding case study.