This incredibly cute 5 year old actually reveals some basic things about logos and brands that never crossed my mind. When trying to distinguish your brand (cough, cough Jaguar, Puma, GreyHound), it’s incredibly important to evoke an immediate, distinct reaction. In a world defined by split-second consumerism, are we undervaluing the importance of logos?
Watching this video reminded me of the passage in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, in which Jobs painstakingly works with Paul Rand to develop a powerful logo for the NeXT computer. Jobs understood what a logo meant to the global community and the emotions it evokes upon a glance or a deep inspection.
When we set out to design something to be seen by the world, we have to remember what ties us all together – what makes us smile, what makes us cry. I believe a logo that can invoke an understanding of a company’s culture is a vital asset to any successful company.
Video via: GOOD