About: (Est. 2012) Blackened is the new record label established by Metallica, after purchasing the rights of all their existing work from Warner Music Group, to serve as “the home of all of [their] current albums and videos along with all future releases.”
Design by: N/A.
Ed.’s Notes: “Blackened” comes from the first song in Metallica’s fourth album …And Justice for All. I wish the stick of the flag and circle were less “perfect”.
Relevant links: Metallica blog post..
Established in 1949 in the city of Rybinsk in Russia, Rybinskkabel is one of the country’s leading producers of cable with 2,500 employees and more than 16,000 kinds of cable and wires with copper and aluminum conductors. With its origins in Soviet Union-era Russia and current new management it was time to bring Rybinskkabel into the twenty-first century with the help of a new identity designed by Moscow-based Nile.
Established in 2000 after the merger of PECO Energy and Unicom, Exelon is the leading U.S. energy provider with its family of business involved in all parts of the process, from generation to power sales to transmission to delivery. Exelon is the largest owner and operator of nuclear plants in the United States and counts with over 27,000 employees in operations and business activities in 47 states. Exelon’s retail company, Constellation, a company with which they merged in March of 2012, serves approximately 100,000 business and 1 million residential customers. This past June, Exelon introduced a new logo designed by Futurebrand.
UKaid is the new public badge for the Department for International Development in the UK, established in 1997, with the mission of fighting world poverty. The UKaid is an attempt to make their efforts more notable and easier to recognize as coming from the UK. News here.
Originally launched in 1985 as La Chaîne Française, TFO (Télé-Française d’Ontario), as it was renamed in 1995, is a Canadian French-language educational and cultural public service television channel owned by the Government of Ontario. TFO has a dual focus on children programming as well as documentaries and other cultural programming for adults. The channel is now one component of the larger Groupe Média TFO, which produces web series and content for other partners. This February, TFO introduced a new identity designed by Toronto-based Lowe Roche.
Established in 2006, Virgin Media is the first provider of all four broadband, TV, mobile phone and home phone services in the UK. Virgin Media is getting its British on. The revised logo was designed by Start JudgeGill, who also designed the original logo. Press release here. Bigger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
This year marked the first season of the FIA GT1 World Championship, a global event sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and promoted by the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO). And GT, for those as oblivious to car terms as me, stands for Gran Turismo (in Italian) or Grand Touring (in English), which are race cars that are based on standard production road cars, and conform to strict GT1 regulations. The FIA GT1 event brings together “Six iconic brands Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, Lamborghini, Maserati, Nissan” to a race that features “12 teams, 24 cars and 48 of the world’s leading drivers [competing] on 10 of the leading circuits on four continents.” London-based Interstate Associates, a firm with plenty of motor sport work experience, produced a comprehensive identity for the championship.