Ever wondered how brands would look like stripped down and naked?
A different kind of naked
That’s exactly what Istanbul designer Mehmet Gözetlik from design group Antrepo did in his set entitled Minimalism Effect in the Maximalist Market. Gözetlik took some of the most iconic international brands and applied gradually increasing minimalist effect.
The result? Something like one might see in a dystopian, 1984-esque future.
The study aims to see how many elements you can remove from a product packaging and still retain a product’s branding. Packaging is of course a key element in brand marketing and some of the more famous brands’ elements are recognizable anywhere.
Some of Gözetlik’s final iterations such as m&m’s and Guinness feature a font change to Helvetica Neue Bold. While that might work in a designer perspective, a brand’s font is part of its identity. As a marketer, I think the second to the last iterations work well, stripped down to core elements while retaining brand identity.
Then again, these are strong brands. We are all familiar with them that mere mention of their names immediately puts their branding to mind. They practically sell themselves.
Check out Mehmet Gözetlik’s study on brand minimalism:
Mehmet Gözetlik is multidisciplinary designer, independent artist and entrepreneur. He is the executive art director and co-founder of Antrepo. He is also a typography instructor at the Bilgi University. and a creative consultant in ID Istanbul.
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