About: (Est. 1959) “OppenheimerFunds, Inc. (OFI) is one of the largest and most reputable investment management firms in the country. Since the original Oppenheimer fund was first offered to the public in 1959, OFI has demonstrated it is a high conviction asset manager with a history of providing innovative investment strategies to its investors. OFI and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to individuals, institutional investors and corporations worldwide. OFI provides advisory services to the Oppenheimer mutual funds, and OFI Global Asset Management provides services to institutional clients. OFI, including its subsidiaries, managed more than $208 billion in assets for over 12 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of March 31, 2013.”
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Ed.’s Notes: Calling it now: one of the top three worst redesigns of the year. This is absolutely hideous and unnecessary. Bigger view (if you must) of the logo below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: Press Release.
Select quote: “(OFI) today announced plans to unveil a new brand and visual identity that represents the firm’s strategy to leverage its innovative heritage and support its mission to turn its unconventional wisdom into value for investors. […] The rebrand embodies our ability to embrace and initiate change.”
About: (Est. 1807) John Wiley & Sons, Inc. “is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education. Our core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley’s global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia.”
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Ed.’s Notes: Nice update, wish there was more to this story. Bigger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
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Transcontinental is a marketing activation company founded in 1976. According to their website, they are the “Largest printer in Canada. One of Canada’s leading providers of Web solutions and marketing communications. Canada’s leading consumer magazine publisher.” In addition to the new mark, the trademark changed to “TC. Transcontinental”. The new identity was done by Montréal’s brand strategy consulting firm Cohesion Strategies and creative shop Bleublancrouge. From the press release: “The new brand better reflects the company’s comprehensive and integrated marketing communications offering, including print, media, digital, interactive and mobile.” Some applications below (or after the jump).