The latest revision of the Mastercard logo has taken the graphic design world by storm. Everyone has an opinion, but this time, it seems just about everyone likes this logo makeover.
Michael Bierut and his Pentagram team had the rare opportunity to simplify simple and took it. They stripped the existing logo down to the essentials—basic, flat shapes, the already iconic colors, and straight-forward, lower case, sans serif type.
As Lynda.com author John McWade tweeted: “MasterCard logo redesign is killer. Simple. Familiar. Attractive. INSTANT identification. THAT’S WHAT A MARK IS FOR.”