Launched in 1999, the Executive Master of Science in Communications Management program (EMScom for short) is a 20-month, international part-time program for mid-career professionals at the Faculty of Communication Sciences in the Università della Svizzera Italiana in the Italian-speaking, and Italy-bordering city of Lugano, Switzerland. EMScom “prepares professionals in developing new perspectives in key management areas, including management of stakeholder relationships, public relations, reputation management, and corporate identity on a strategic level — all with the ultimate goal of enabling communicators to go beyond simply communication and to contribute to their organization’s corporate strategy.” Considered a leader in its field and wanting to raise their international profile, EMScom introduced a new identity designed by Moving Brands around the narrative of “Change your perspective” which highlights the “transformational process, both personally and professionally, that stakeholders identified as essential to the course.”
About: (Est. 2013) Co-founded by Uber founder Garrett Camp and with high-profile investors including Ashton Kutcher, Will Smith and Jay-Z, BlackJet launched in 2013. The service allows a wider market of luxury travelers to book individual seats on private planes instantly, at the touch of an iPhone.
Design by: Moving Brands.
Ed.’s Notes: This looks expensive.
Relevant links: Moving Brands case study.
Select quote: “The visual identity Moving Brands developed for BlackJet is bold, confident and elegant. The ‘B’ is abstracted, drawing directly from the design direction’s concept of the fast, frictionless journey. It takes the subtle shape of wings, both in the positive space created by the curves of the ‘B’ and the negative space, which reveals the sleek nose and wings of a jet. A moody, sexy, monochromatic color palette and contrasting, geometric font further advance the personality of the brand and differentiate its identity from its competitors.”
Simplicity is the theme of today’s likes.
Launched earlier this June, Madefire is a new digital publishing platform for comics and graphic novels through two main features: a desktop web tool where creators can produce their stories, and an iPad that delivers the content, or “Motion Books,” on steroids with animation, music, and sound effects. Among notable artists contributing to the first wave of Motion Books is Watchmen creator Dave Gibbons with the comic “Treatment” and one of the founders of Madefire is Ben Wolstenholme, CEO of Moving Brands, who engaged his team to design the new publishing venture’s identity and user interface.
In Beta and Alpha versions last year, CX (formerly Cloud Experience), a “cloud storage and data file management system,” launched this month. Aiming to compete against Dropbox, CX allows users to sync their files, e-mail, and calendar on the magic place that is the cloud and they are trying to do it with more graphic and social media flair than Dropbox. Their new identity has been designed by Moving Brands.
I received the following statement from an HP spokesperson in regards to the potential new logo we covered on Wednesday:
In 2008, HP asked marketing agency Moving Brands to propose new ideas for various elements of HP’s brand identity, including fonts, graphics, and logos.
HP is one of the world’s most valuable brands and has no plans to adopt the new logo proposed by Moving Brands. HP did implement some of the other design elements shown in the case study.
So there you have it folks: no new HP logo.
Established in 1939 by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, HP (shorthand for Hewlett Packard, just for the record) is, as it describes itself a “technology company” selling consumer products for printing (shipping more than 1 million printers a week!), personal computing (48 million units a year), and software, as well as offering IT infrastructure and other related services. Ranked 11 in the Fortune 500, HP counts with 324,600 employees across 170 countries and generated $127.2 billion in revenue in 2011. Clearly, HP is big but, also, it lacks that je ne sais quoi that transforms a massive company into a revered brand like, oh, I don’t know, Apple. With the help of Moving Brands, HP hopes to transform its perception and introduce a whole new way of portraying the company. Maybe.