MINI Launches New Logo
MINI has shown its new logo and will be seen on all models effective March 2018.
At the core of the new MINI brand identity lies an awareness of traditional values combined with the spirit of future-oriented development.
This philosophy is also reflected in the visual appearance of the British premium brand, of which the central element is the MINI brand logo.
The current interpretation of the globally familiar logo takes the form of a reduced design that focuses on the essentials.
It will be seen on all current MINI models from March 2018 onwards.
The new MINI logo draws on the three-dimensional style of depiction that has existed since the re-launch of the brand in 2001, applying this to a form of visual expression known as “flat design” that homes in on the key graphic elements.
The preservation of the fundamental, tradition-steeped motif of a winged wheel with the brand name printed in capital letters at the centre ensures the logo will be instantly recognized.
The deliberate avoidance of shading and grey tones creates a starkly contrasting black-and-white effect that conveys the authenticity and clarity of the new brand identity, its two-dimensional character also allowing universal application.
The new logo will be applied as a product label to all MINI models – on the bonnet, at the rear, at the centre of the steering wheel and on the remote control.
The latest redesign ushers in another chapter in the varied history of the MINI brand logo. There is an especially striking similarity with the signet introduced for the classic Mini in the mid-1990s. At that time, the brand name also appeared in uppercase letters in the middle of a circle with stylized wings.
This combination of the wheel and wing symbols dates back to the very early years of the classic Mini.
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