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They’re both ugly! Thanks Jessica for recommending this logo as a topic.

By Chris Tingom

Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy

16 replies on “MasterCard Worldwide”

Can anybody comment on the reasoning behind that third asymmetrical circle? I always saw the old logo as a representation of a partnership between company and consumer. Now it seems like one of the sides is trying to take over the other, and I doubt it’s the consumer side winning the fight. Not a very good image to be presenting when dealing with money.

Though they are both ugly, the first one seems more appealing. The new one is overcomplicated, how would it reproduce on a variety of mediums, in particular the cards themselves. Definately prefer the old one.

“…The new one is overcomplicated, how would it reproduce on a variety of mediums…

My first thought is that this is designed for security and difficulty of reproduction. It may be ugly in print, but I’ll bet it’ll make for a cool hologram.

How many redesigns must they go through before they realize the best version is just the two circles naturally overlayed… no friggin’ magnifying glass, no 80’s jigsaw puzzle effect, just the circles and the type from the new logo together.

Fortunately, the new logo is for Mastercard Worldwide, the parent company of Mastercard International. The old logo will still appear on credit cards and in their advertising.

Your new logo look awfull.Look I gave back my visa card recently because of thier new louzy logo, I m using yours now.If you change to this new logo I have to take Amex they never redisign thier logo.If you want to be sucessful in business,you had to have a good brand.

what a lousy logo you came up with.In the first place why
redesign a good logo…and make it look like a clown.Are you aware lot of people are dissatisfied with the new visa logo..they have messed up with a good design…why you follow thier footstep???We buy and pay for good designs.If you want to compete you must have a better design..your old mastercard design is a beauty..why mess up with it.My uncle stoped using visa card because of its new lousy design.he is using mastercard now.people falsh out more often good design cards.If you change to your new design card i m very doubtfull.

what a lousy logo you came up with.In the first place why
redesign a good logo…and make it look like a clown.Are you aware lot of people are dissatisfied with the new visa logo..they have messed up with a good design…why you follow thier footstep???We buy and pay for good designs.If you want to compete you must have a better design..your old mastercard design is a beauty..why mess up with it.My uncle stoped using visa card because of its new lousy design.he is using mastercard now.people falsh out more often good design cards.If you change to your new design card i m very doubtfull.

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