Designers react to the new Mastercard logo

Mastercard has gone back to basics with their latest logo redesign by Pentagram, which was revealed last week. The overlapping red and yellow circles form one of the most instantly recognisable logo designs in the world – and this recent update simply tightens the image to work for an increasingly digital landscape.

Whereas the previous iteration saw the colourful circles slotting together like a jigsaw, the new version sees them blending together like a Venn diagram and creating an orange section in between. This evolution of the design represents the simple and optimised services Mastercard offers.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.