paint dipped liquid logos put a literal spin on brand identities
paint dipped liquid logos put a literal spin on brand identities
mar 04, 2016

paint dipped liquid logos put a literal spin on brand identities

paint dipped liquid logos put a literal spin on brand identities 
all images courtesy of manuel mittelpunkt and matthias grund




putting a literal spin on identity design, photographer manuel mittelpunkt and set designer matthias grund have realized a high-speed photo series that alters the logos of several popular companies. the project seeks to create a more dynamic brand experience that transcends traditional, static imagery. the collection of ‘liquid brands’ began as laser cut shapes, each delineating the logo of a recognizable brand — from airbnb to NIKE. 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe google ‘G’ is dipped in green, blue, yellow, and red 




attached to a rotary tool with a controllable speed, the wooden objects were laden with paint, with each pigment matching the color of the corporation — the facebook ‘f’ is doused in rich blue; airbnb’s ‘bélo’ is splashed in saturated salmon; and the ever-elegant ‘LV’ is dipped in gold. hooked up to a revolving mechanism, the logos were spun at various speeds and photographed in action. ‘it took us several experiments with the speed of the rotation and the amount of paint, until we finally achieved the best results for this series,’ the team describes. see the series below and a behind-the-scenes look at the making-of ‘liquid brands’ at the bottom of the page. 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundchanel’s intersecting ‘C’s are painted in white 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundairbnb’s ‘bélo’ symbol is splashed in a saturated salmon hue 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe facebook ‘f’ is covered in rich blue paint 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundbright yellow paint spins around mcdonald’s golden arches 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe apple logo is dipped in silver paint 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe symbol of spotify is saturated in a swirling green hue 

liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grund-designboom-010the three-pointed star of mercedes-benz spins silver streaks of paint 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe NIKE swoosh is saturated in red paint 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe ever-elegant LV logo is dipped in gold 

liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grund-designboom-015disney’s swirling ‘D’ is painted in a spectrum of bright colors 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundtwitter blue is applied to the icon of a tweeting bird 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe process sees paint applied to wooden shapes 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundpaint is mixed and prepared for application 

liquid logos liquid-brands-manuel-mittelpunkt-matthias-grundthe brand shapes have been carefully laser cut from wood

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