MasterCard Redesigns Its Logo for the First Time in 20 Years

With a simpler and more modern design.

Design
10,402 Hypes 0 Comments

MasterCard has just revealed its new logo — its first redesign in 20 years. The redesign is a reflection of changing times, and as MasterCard hopes to grow with the digital payment sphere, it needed a logo that reflected the modern day. Its uber-recognizable logo — the two interlocked circles with a superimposed “MasterCard,” looked dated and stuck in the ’90s. To create a new identity through its logo, the company enlisted renowned design firm Pentagram. “Everything has changed in the past 20 years,” said Michael Bierut, the Pentagram partner who oversaw the project. “There was a lot of screw tightening and design tinkering happening [with the logo] in the first 30 years of the company. Then they almost got frozen in 1996. If you have a MasterCard in your wallet, that’s the logo you see … The trick then is, how do we leverage 50 years of equity?”

A big focus of this redesign was MasterPass, MasterCard’s digital payment system. The logo had to look good online, and so its new minimalist shape was welcomed. The biggest change was getting rid of the comb effect where the circles meet — in place of that is a Venn diagram-like orange slice. Additionally, the MasterCard text has been moved below the logo, with a new font. What do you think of this new design?

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Campbell's Redesign Its Iconic Soup Can for the First Time in 50 Years
Food & Beverage

Campbell's Redesign Its Iconic Soup Can for the First Time in 50 Years

They are also releasing 100 Campbell’s-certified NFTs.

Chicago Bulls off to 4-0 Start for the First Time in 25 Years
Sports

Chicago Bulls off to 4-0 Start for the First Time in 25 Years

Since the Jordan-era.

Frank Lloyd Wright's The Harper House Hits The Market For the First Time in 25 Years
Design

Frank Lloyd Wright's The Harper House Hits The Market For the First Time in 25 Years

Lake Michigan home is listed for $1.96m USD.


Nintendo Switch Games Sweep Japan's Charts for First Time in 30 years
Gaming

Nintendo Switch Games Sweep Japan's Charts for First Time in 30 years

PlayStation titles are nowhere to be seen.

The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Gets Dunked in an "Oreo" Colorway
Footwear

The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Gets Dunked in an "Oreo" Colorway

A change-up from the usual colorways.

Tinashe's New Song "Superlove" Has the Old-School Pop Vibes You Need
Music 

Tinashe's New Song "Superlove" Has the Old-School Pop Vibes You Need

Co-produced by The-Dream.

Stream Lil Debbie's Debut Album 'Debbie'
Music 

Stream Lil Debbie's Debut Album 'Debbie'

Featuring Starrah and NJOMZA.

Watch Anderson .Paak, Virgil Abloh, CL, Kiko Mizuhara & Christina Paik in 'Wolfpaik' Trailer
Music 

Watch Anderson .Paak, Virgil Abloh, CL, Kiko Mizuhara & Christina Paik in 'Wolfpaik' Trailer

88rising is lit.

Carnage Teams up With Young Thug and Shakka for "Don't Call Me"
Music 

Carnage Teams up With Young Thug and Shakka for "Don't Call Me"

“‘Don’t Call Me’ is probably one my favorite records I’ve ever made.”


LQQK Studio "Gateway" Pop-up With Know Wave, Eric Elms, L.I.E.S. Records & More
Fashion

LQQK Studio "Gateway" Pop-up With Know Wave, Eric Elms, L.I.E.S. Records & More

In the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo.

Louis Vuitton's New Laceless Sneaker Is the Rich Man's PUMA Disc Blaze
Footwear

Louis Vuitton's New Laceless Sneaker Is the Rich Man's PUMA Disc Blaze

It will run you more than $1,000 USD.

A Closer Look at the Kim Jones x NikeLab "Packable Sport Style" Collection
Fashion

A Closer Look at the Kim Jones x NikeLab "Packable Sport Style" Collection

Intended to speak to today’s youth.

7 Most Memorable Musical Performers at the ESPYs
Music 

7 Most Memorable Musical Performers at the ESPYs

Drake, Chance The Rapper, Lebron James, Destiny’s Child & more.

Gucci Mane to Headline 'All Lives Matter' Concert
Music 

Gucci Mane to Headline 'All Lives Matter' Concert

A portion of the proceeds will go to the families of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.