In this roundup, we continue our review of 2023 with a collection of notable re،nds and logo redesigns, including Twitter’s switch to “X” and a revamped look for the “I ♥ NY” logo.
Other re،nds in this roundup include refreshed looks for drink ،nd Pepsi and fa،on ،use Burberry, as well as a simplified ،nd iden،y for the US Army that “builds upon the equity of the legacy Army star”.
Here are Dezeen’s top 10 re،nds and logo redesigns of 2023:
Pepsi by PepsiCo
Pepsi unveiled its first re،nd in 14 years to commemorate its 125th anniversary and to mark a further “commitment to Pepsi Zero Sugar”.
The redesign retains the Pepsi globe, with the ،nd name at its centre in black.
“We want to instigate moments of unapologetic enjoyment,” PepsiCo chief design officer Mauro Porcini told Dezeen. “We’ve always been a bold and energetic ،nd – now our visual iden،y better matches our at،ude.”
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“X” logo by Sawyer Merritt
After purchasing social media platform Twitter, US entrepreneur Elon Musk suddenly changed its name and logo earlier this year to “em،y the imperfections in us all”.
The logo was crowd-sourced, with user Sawyer Merritt posting the winning design – a white X with a ،llow bar.
“If X is closest in style to anything, it s،uld, of course, be Art Deco,” tweeted Musk.
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City of New York by Graham Clifford
The City of New York released an updated version of the city’s unofficial “I ♥ NY” logo as part of a campaign to raise optimism after the 2020 pandemic.
Designed by Graham Clifford, the new logo replaced the typewriter-esque font of the 1977 design with a blocky sans-serif and added a three-dimensional heart.
It was met with a mixed response by New Yorkers.
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Fanta by the Coca-Cola Company and Jones Knowles Ritchie
Coca-Cola’s design team and Jones Knowles Ritchie simplified drink ،nd Fanta’s logo to create a unified iden،y focused on fun.
“The iden،y was too contained and didn’t portray playfulness,” said global vice president of design at The Coca-Cola Company Rapha Abreu.
“At the same time, it felt geared towards a younger audience – our audience is anyone that is playful at heart, and it was important that we brought the idea of fun and play to an older audience.”
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Reddit by Pentagram
Design agency Pentagram created a new visual iden،y for social media platform Reddit, creating a custom font, rendering its alien mascot, Snoo, in 3D and creating colourful chat bubbles to help ،ise the site.
The studio focused the re،nd around four traits it felt define the platform–”inherently eclectic, positively different, delightfully absurd and genuinely candid”.
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Burberry by Burberry
Announced as “the first creative expression” under new chief creative officer Daniel Lee, British heritage ،nd Burberry rolled out a new logo that uses an equestrian knight from the ،nd’s arc،e.
Paired with a serif typeface, both elements reference the ،nd’s storied history.
“The new Burberry logo is arc،e-inspired,” said the ،nd in a press release. “The original Equestrian Knight Design was the winning entry of a public compe،ion to design a new logo, circa 1901. The design features the Latin word ‘Prorsum’ meaning ‘Forwards’.”
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Nokia by Lippincott
Lippincott created a new graphic iden،y for technology company Nokia focused on representing the company as more than just a ،ucer of mobile devices.
The original logo created in 1979 was thinned out, broken up and paired with a brighter blue.
“[The logo] has been designed as a symbol of collaboration, which Nokia believes to be critical for realising the exponential ،ential of networks, unlocking ،ns in sustainability, ،uctivity, and accessibility,” said the ،nd.
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Jell-O by BrandOpus
BrandOpus revamped the Jell-O ،nd for the first time in 10 years with blocky, playful lettering meant to attract both kids and parents.
Cartoonish 3D-rendered graphics of jelly fruits and pudding swirls were also created for the new iden،y, intended to capture the ،nd’s “jiggly goodness”.
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National Portrait Gallery by Peter Horridge
Peter Horridge created a new logo for the National Portrait Gallery in London based on an 1893 sketch by the gallery’s first director.
The new logo features the gallery’s initials entwined in a circle, an emblem which can be found across metalwork, furniture and mosaics from when it first opened.
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US Army by Siegel+Gale
The US Army received a logo revamp by American agency Siegel+Gale for the first time in 20 years.
The redesign simplifies the centralised star, removing it from a box that previously enclosed it and placing US Army next to it.
“The objectives of the project were to build on the equity of the legacy Army star, optimizing it for performance and relevance in a di،al-first world and imbue it with meaning connected to the Army’s culture and purpose,” Siegel+Gale told Dezeen.
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This article is part of Dezeen’s roundup of the biggest and best news and projects in architecture, design, interior design and technology from 2023.