Founded in 1682, Philadelphia is “one of the leading cities in the world. Located in between New York City and Washington D.C., 40% of the U.S. population is within a day’s drive.” This succinct description — more facts here — comes from the Philadephia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the city and the primary sales/marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Its mission is to “generate economic impact and job growth by increasing the region’s hotel occupancy and revenues” as well as doing “whatever it takes to attract ethnically diverse regional, national and international convention and tourism customers through creative sales, marketing and communications efforts.” To that effect PHLCVB introduced late last year a new destination brand designed by J2 Design Partnership based on strategy by Ex;it — both local firms.
About: (Est. 1989, Dublin) “TDS (Time Data Security) Ltd are leading specialists in the areas of integrated Security Systems and Smart Card deployments.”
Design by: RichardsDee.
Ed.’s Notes: Really liking the icon for this; Big Brother-ish but cool. Sample application image below (or after the jump) and a few more at the links below.
Established in 1599, the France Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie (Chamber of Commerce and Industry) represents and defends the interests of 1.8 million businesses with French and European public authorities with hundreds of local branches. This month they introduced a new logo (a CCI acronym) and standard naming. Press release here (in French). A couple of application images here. Funny video of the new logo below (or after the jump).
Established in 1996 in Boston, MA, RCN (short for its previous name, Residential Communications Network) offers internet, cable, and phone services in Boston, Chicago, D.C. Metro Area, Lehigh Valley, New York City, and Philadelphia. A new logo was introduced in June. No design credit given nor press release issued.
Established in 1987 in New York and now with 17 offices in 10 countries ITG (Investment Technology Group) is “an independent research broker partnering with global portfolio managers and traders throughout the investment process, from investment decision through to settlement.” If that’s a little unclear — it is to me — they help “clients understand market trends, improve performance, mitigate risk, and navigate increasingly complex markets.” To coincide with its 25th anniversary, ITG has dropped its full name and introduced a new identity and “brandline”, Decoding Signal from Noise, by Landor.
Established in 1957, in its current form and building, Nationaltheater Mannheim (National Theatre Mannheim) is a performance center for opera, ballet, and theater in Mannheim, Germany. A new identity has been designed by Munich-based Anzinger Wüschner Rasp. Not a lot of story. A cover featuring the new identity shown below (or after the jump).
Established in 1967 by the Australian Government, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in the capital city of Canberra, houses over 100,000 works across four points of national interest: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian art and International art. In 2006 NGA announced plans for a comprehensive expansion of their building after receiving a $92.9 million funding from the government that will help it accommodate the now 140,000 works in the collection. Slated for completion this winter, the NGA has taken the opportunity to introduce a new logo as well, designed by Naked Communications.