Personally, I think that people use too frequently terms as branding and rebranding, redesign, or brand identity. In this context, each one has an opinion; the multitude of viewpoints is welcomed but these must be based on a solid background which is not the case for the majority of individuals. My idea has at its foundation the huge numbers of clients that misuse the branding and logo design vocabulary. Yep, we should be tolerant and forgive the incorrect use of some terms but we can’t ignore when wrong ideas are strongly advocated. More concrete, a very good friend of mine told me about a client that asked for a logo redesign because it’s more than a year since it wasn’t modified. Well, just because time passes, it isn’t a valid reason to redesign a logo!
In this article I want to present my own perspective about how to redesign a logo; even if there are many similar processes with designing a new logo, the differences are major and it’s a big mistake to make confusion between the terms. The main difference between a redesign and a completely new design is the mentality approach, while the practical execution remains the same. Continue Reading »