KLM, Cisco systems, IBM, Amsterdam city - you know them. But what must a perfect logo meet? It is distinctive, recognizable: brilliant in simplicity. And that last point in particular is interesting, because it is not that simple: designing a logo that will stay with you. The Federal Express parcel service shortened its name (fast service, they would have thought fast name) and hid the core of their work in the negative whitespace between the last "e" and the "x". If you are in logistics, it takes courage and vision to realize such a word image. As designers we think that is more than good or beautiful, even after 23 years it is still timeless.
Gkazas is a Dutch / Greek manufacturer of authentic organic olive oil. To realize the company's growth ambitions, the help of design agency Today was called in. We developed an entirely new brand identity, visual language, packaging and website. Part of the entire process was of course the new logo. One of the preconditions herein was a strong communicative effect on the packaging. That is why we searched for a powerful visual icon, simple but not simplistic. In logo design the challenge is touching the core. In our opinion we have succeeded with a distinctive symbol that connects both origin and product.