The Secret Meaning Of Brands

2012-01-19 19:01 | Comments: 3

Swedish graphics designer Viktor Hertz has "redesigned" the following logos, revealing the truth behind popular brands and their products.

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Playboy

Hi, during the search for a new domain for my blog, I have thought a lot about brands and what top brands such as Coca Cola, Red Bull, Playboy, YouTube, Apple, Yves Saint Laurent, The Cut, Style Bubble, Bryan Boy, The Sartorialist etc. have in common.

Analyzing successful brands, I have come up with the following check-list making up the perfect brand.

The Perfect Brand

  • is memorizable and recognizable
  • has a positive connotation
  • is easy to pronounce and to write
  • has a meaningful relation to the product
  • is highly emotional
  • is short (the shorter the better)

Think of this when starting your own blog or whatever, because it is really hard to change the name afterwards.

On the other hand, brand names as such are often stupid and feel empty at the beginning. In fact, every brand starts as a blank canvas.

Big companies spend a lot of money for advertising to fill this canvas, creating an image, they want to be associated with.

But the advertised image does not always correspond to the true image of the brand, which leads us to:

The Secret Meaning Of Brands

Graphics designer Viktor Hertz has "redesigned" the following popular logos, making them more honest and revealing the secret meaning behind the companies and their products ;) via designboom

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Coca Cola

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Apple

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Windows

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to L'Oreal

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to IMDb

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Facebook

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Starbucks

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Hollywood

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to YouTube

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Harley-Davidson

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Nintendo

Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz: A Homage to Porsche

The Secret Meaning Of Fashion Brands

Last but not least, I have thought about some popular fashion brands and what they might stand for. Maybe Viktor Hertz could redesign these logos too ;)

Huge & Masses

United Cooperation Of Brands

S.uper Oldie

Earthyspree

Fucking 21

Duped – Only For The Bright

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Can you name another secret meaning of a brand?

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Ha love this...thanks for sharing!

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OMG! That is too funny.

Subliminal messaging is a very powerful tool indeed.

That's really brilliant and intelligent, Miss Viki - would love to share this amongst my friends... glad I found another blog to love! x

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