These days a logo needs broad shoulders

Are logos necessary in this age of brand overload? Do we really need them when half the world converses using non-visual media like Twitter and Facebook?

More than ever. That’s the opinion of the experts.

For one, our media-saturated society is more visually-oriented, not less. A great logo helps your customers pick out your brand from the clutter. It reminds them why they love you. And it reassures them that their selection is a good one.

But exactly what constitutes a great logo? Is it a question of simplicity? Of boldness? Certainly, a logo should stand out. It should intrigue customers at first glance. But that’s only part of the story.

Great logo design doesn’t happen by accident. It comes about through deliberate, careful consideration of your company’s purpose, values, dreams and promises. There are millions of businesses competing with you, so it not wise to pin your hopes on some designer’s whim. Things need to be careful and considered. It is crucial that you ‘own’ an identity that is unique to your brand.

Your logo is no longer a simple visual identity. It is – in the words of the late Swiss brand guru Jørg Zintzmeyer – the projector, the screen and the content of the film being projected.

It should, in other words, have broad shoulders. It needs to express the Big-Hairy-Ambitious-Goal of your organisation. A BHAG logo tells the whole story.

At BHAG design (Beehag design) we strategise, conceptualise and design the major creative components of your marketing mix. From logo identity design systems to various brand communication exponents like web, promotion, experiential, broadcast and online video. Our business is to engage, excite and embolden the idea that ignites your business. Simplicity and clarity of message are our approach to brand communication, creating the most original and relevant design solutions.

And it all starts where it should. With your first foot in the door. Your logo.