Has anyone else noticed the gradual shrink or even disappearance of logo’s and branding on mainstream websites? We have. Branding is getting increasingly underplayed. Is this because users are reacting against over-branding – or does it somehow make the brands look ‘cool’. It also suggests a certain confidence in the fact that users already know the brand, before they’ve even logged on to the site.
Here’s a selection of homepages to prove a point…
Mailchimp – now just a monkey head top left. Oh there’s the logo at the bottom. Nearly missed that.
Dropbox. Or is it? Yes, I typed it in on the browser…
Kent Lyons branding agency. There it is, bottom corner (right)
Ad agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty uses a small animal icon
MotherLondon Advertising Agency. Can’t see a logo.
We transfer. Small up the side
Have you noticed this too – and how do you feel about the brands being underplayed.