Francophone Kinshasa is the huge, sprawling capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is hectic, confusing and colorful, a sort of New York of Central Africa. In this vibrant city, (+6 million people) the main thing to do is to simply sniff up the atmosphere; enjoy the Congolese food like ‘foufou’ and ‘chikwange’, listen to the famous ndombolo music, dance and dive into the Congolese way of life. Le Centre L’est is a newly renovated 5-star event hotel that brings together these characteristics in 21st-Century style and sophistication. This, on ancient Congolese art inspired logo, expresses the desire to become the new cultural center within the center of the city. Full identity program for a whole range of hotel collateral and marketing materials. Silver winner at Graphis Annuals 2013.
Creating a logo for ArcelorMittal — the world’s largest steel company, with over 320 000 employees and a presence in more than 60 countries — is no small undertaking. Assigned by FutureBrand, we’ve conceptualized and designed this ultra simple, yet powerful signature device.
How did we get here? The Mittal family are understated people, so it was essential to have something dignified, but also strong, clean-cut and world-class. That’s why we came up with the idea of the signature which at closer inspection is made out an A and an M. The ArcelorMittal signature is unique to the company, just as an individual’s handwritten signature is unique to them. Designed to suggest the transformational energy that characterises the company, the signature’s dynamic and iconic form reflects ArcelorMittal’s leadership position in the steel industry.
We developed a brand website that has downloadable applications, typefaces and tools. We can also upload additions and make modifications when necessary. The result is a very flexible brand tool, with the benefit of being instantly accessible anywhere in the world.