Gap logo redesign
No Gap stores in Germany but plenty of sympathy with feelings of distaste over new logo design release
I am astonished at how the anglo saxon worlds adjust to the more straight forward sans serif sentiment of the old world, when research has long found that anglo saxons feel more comfortable with readig serif type while Europeans are more accustomed to reading sans serif type. Remember when Apple switched from Garamond [serif] to the more recent Myriad typeface [sans serif]?
Drop the meaningless gradient square and you be fine.
David Ogilvy was opposed to logos as they where no longer needed in a world where people can read. It’s the sound of the brand name, the associations which come to mind and not the design, silly.
- The Gap’s New Logo—Marka Hansen, The Huffington Post
- New Gap Logo Hated by Many, Company Turns to Crowdsourcing Tactics—Mike Isaac, Forbes
- Dear Gap, I have your new logo.—Mike Monteiro, Mule
- The new MySpace logo or the new Gap logo, which do people hate more?—techcrunch
- An Exclusive Interview With the New Gap Logo—Company Design
- Gap’s Retro Redesign Incites Flaming Logo Rage— Alissa Walker, Fast Company Design
- New Gap Logo (Yikes)—buzzfeed