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CB at 10 Awards: Logo of the Decade

CB at 10 Awards logo of the decade Mastercard logo

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Winner: Mastercard

The Mastercard logo redesign wins with 25.45 per cent. When Mastercard redesigned its logo in 2016 to remove the words Mastercard and reduce its design to a graphic, the design world stopped and took notice. Pentagram (opens in new tab) was the agency behind this bold move. It acknowledged the famous overlapping circles made Mastercard one of the most recognisable logos designs around, and promoted this aspect.

You can pick tips on how to achieve a similar impact in our how to design a logo guide and catch up on the biggest logo design trends to get an idea of what works. For example, Mastercard's logo design led the way by removing the interconnecting circles and instead blending them together for a simpler look.

At the time Mastercard's chief marketing and communications officer Raja Rajamannar said: "Today, it is all about connected-consumers, and digital is at the heart of enabling practically everything they do in all spheres of their lives." You can read more reaction from the time in our story, 'Designers react to the new Mastercard logo'.

If you want to improve your logo or logo design then you'll need some of the best best logo designer software, both free and paid for, which includes Affinity Designer and Canva. Adobe Illustrator is also excellent, and we have Adobe Illustrator tutorials to read and get a head start on the competition.

Logo of the Decade: Runners-up

  • BMW (BECC Agency) – 25.00 per cent
  • Google (Google/Dennis Hwang) – 23.66 per cent
  • London 2012 (Wolff Olins) – 15.63 per cent
  • San Francisco Symphony (Collins) – 10.27 per cent

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Ian Dean is Digital Arts & Design Editor at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his love to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.

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