A logo is the visual embodiment of your brand. It's a beacon that to draw us to it. Iconic logos possess 5 key traits. Learn how to make an iconic logo.
Symbols are a powerful element of your brand identity system that extend beyond your logo. The goal of brand builders is to create a visual shorthand using symbols to connect and engage your customers.
Would you get a tattoo of a logo? I know I wouldn't. I find the idea simply ridiculous. But from a branding context, wow! A tattoo worthy brand may be the pinnacle of consumerism, but it demonstrates that the brand stands something and people are connecting with it at a deep, personal level.
Your business card is your brand. Business cards are a perfect opportunity to demonstrate what makes your company unique. "The business card is your own personal album cover," says Marc Levack, CEO of Primo Cards. "It’s your way to demonstrate how your company is unique."
Brand symbols function as a visual shorthand. Nike has the swoosh, and Starbucks uses the twin-tailed mermaid. When customers see these symbols they immediately think of the associated brand. The company doesn't need words to tell their story. The symbol does it all. The article chronicles Sticky Branding's approach to developing a symbol for our brand.
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