IKEA's new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world
 

IKEA's new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world

swedish furniture giant IKEA has unveiled a new logo but it is so subtle you might not have noticed. designed by stockholm-based seventy agency, the slight differences are intended to ‘future proof’ the logo in a digital world.

IKEA new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world designboom

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the studio achieved this through various alterations including redrawing the letters and reducing the flares to create a more optimal visual experience in digital formats. it also increased the open and closed counters of the letters E and A to increase legibility. the trademark symbol was also moved from outside the logo to be incorporated into the design, enabling an easier alignment of the logo.

IKEA new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world designboom

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we wanted to maintain the unique characteristics of the original iconic design, but make subtle, yet impactful changes to the logo for a better experience across all formats‘, explains joakim jerring, creative director of seventy agency.

IKEA new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world designboom

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the proportions between the oval and the rectangle have been modified with the studio increasing the size of the brand name. as a result the letter size was increased by 15%, creating a bigger brand presence without increasing the amount of media space.

IKEA new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world designboom

 

 

the updated IKEA blue and yellow colors will take on a larger branding role, aiding the experience of IKEA in current and new meeting points‘, added seventy agency.the new colors make it easier to reproduce the logo more consistently. they are now optimized for individual color experiences, even when they are not sitting next to each other.

IKEA new logo by seventy agency 'future proofs' it in a digital world designboom

 

 

the new colours make it easier to reproduce the logo more consistently,’ it continued.they are now optically enhanced, optimised for individual colour experiences, even when they are not sitting next to each other.

 

 

project info

 

company: seventy agency

client: IKEA

type: logo redesign

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