Hermes becomes Evri
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Hermes, the British delivery company, has a new name now: Evri. The new design was created by creative agencies Superunion and Monotype, as a multi-font logo with thousands of variations, in a comprehensive rebrand.
The new logo typeface was created with many different characters for each of the four letters of Evri, as well as a generative instrument to produce random combinations.
There are a total of 194,481 possible logo combinations – enough for every vehicle in the 5,000 – Evri trucks to have its own logo.
“If they wish to change a letter, for example because it is too expressive or too similar to the letter it sits next to, they can use the tool to choose another alternate. Each character has 20 OpenType alternate glyphs, while each number has four variants and punctuation is confined to a single set.”, said Mark Wood, Superunion senior creative director.
Superunion is a subsidiary of the advertising company WPP and is headquartered in London. The agency has worked also on the branding for Notpla, a company making biodegradable packaging.
Monotype‘s previous works include redesigns for digital era of the the popular font Helvetica and the London Underground’s Johnston typeface.