Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Avianca has a new look



Avianca is "the first airline in the Americas and the second in the world, with nine decades of uninterrupted service, it connects the diverse regions of Colombia, and the country with the world." The company has now merged TACA Airlines, AeroGal and Tampa Cargo in order to operate under only one name: Avianca.

The new logo was designed by Lippincott which states "In creating the visual identity it was important to reflect the heritage and legacy of both Avianca and TACA but also signal that this is a new, pan-Latin American Avianca....The new identity was built on the symbolic power of the Condor, a symbol long associated with Avianca but now in a modern form that figuratively links South, Central and North America."

According to Avianca's press release the new brand was "inspired by the Modern Latino: warm men and women, who are active, well-traveled and highly demanding." 

"A pallet of four colors was selected: the Avianca red, a dark red which
is the essence of TACA Airlines, the orange that represents the
union of the companies, and a variety of grays to complement
these colors."


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

A Rubber Ducky With A Purpose

Besides making us smile, this rubber ducky has a purpose to bring people together.

Created by artist Florentijn Hofman, the duckie is currently floating in Hong Kong waters. It has previously been in Osaka, Japan, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Auckland, New Zealand, and Amsterdam.

The meaning behind this giant duck, according to Hofman is that "We're one family. And all the waters in the world are our global bathtub, and it joins people together—it makes us family. It also means that you have to be responsible about this planet as you are your own house and bath, so that's the idea." 

"The Rubber Duck knows no frontiers, it doesn't discriminate [against] people and doesn't have a political connotation. The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!"