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New logo designed for Chinese computer component and peripheral manufacturer Acer

Acer is a Chinese manufacturer of computer components and peripherals, originally developing low end products it has moved its position to focus more on the middle market and the exportation of its own range internationally. Recently they underwent a restructuring with the chairman Gianfranco Lanci resigning and replaced by JT Wang who has started his new position with a review of the company’s corporate logo.

“In Acer’s 35-year history, we have changed our corporate logo several times. Each time, it was to face new challenges in a different stage of our development. The last time was in 2001, when we spun-off our contract manufacturing business to focus on our brand business…”

- Acer press release.

The original typeface had an awkward balance of letter weights and spacing, it felt poorly constructed and didn’t represent their commitment to delivering value. The new word-mark essentially fixes everything that was wrong with the original, it is more modern has equal weight throughout the letter-forms each leaning forward in a measured and balanced way. The dark green has been replaced with a lighter lime tone giving it a more youthful presence albeit a bit trendy for a long term identity.

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  • http://www.cresk.nl Gert van Duinen

    From the old unbalanced logo I think that particularly the unequal weight of the letter e was the most disturbing factor indeed.

    I like the how they managed to fixed the issues in the new logo. The typeface is a balanced beauty.

  • http://bpando.wordpress.com BP&O – Richard Baird

    Glad you agree, I’m surprised it took them so long to resolve it.

  • Robert von don Flaban

    Whats wrong with it being unbalanced?? That is why the logo is easily recognizable and part of its uniqueness. EVERyTHING doesn’t need to be balanced. Live life outside the box and have some fun.