Friday, November 21, 2008

50 Stunning Examples Of A Great Redesign

Original post: Function

A redesign can be worth its weight in gold if you get it right. There is a thin line between freshening up your design, and taking a step backwards with a redesign.  Sometimes a redesign can be subtle and simple, and other times it can be a huge re-vamp of a company and it’s goals. Here’s a look at some of my favorite re-designs in no particular order.

01. AT&T Inc.

This is an ideal example of how a subtle upgrade can make a huge difference.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog

02. BP Garage

A completely different direction and modern feel. A huge improvement!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog

03. Sprint

Looking at the old sprint logo it’s obvious a re-design was needed.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Sprint Logo

04.  Mindshare

A great find via Brand New. Great use of colours & typography.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Mindshare Logo

05. Mustang 2010

The current 2009 Logo, compared to 2010. Subtle improvements, but wow so much more aggression! Source: AutoBlog.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Mindshare Logo

06. Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe has come a long way in a short time, I like the way things are going.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Adobe Photoshop CS4 Logo

07. Discovery Channel

Probably one of my favorites. Really love the placement of elements.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Discovery

08. Fanta

The old can really does look dated compared to the new look.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Fanta

09. Johnsons Baby

Not one of the obvious choices, but I love the softer approach.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Johnsons Baby

10. Fiat Bravo

Yeah that’s right, a car made it into the list. A great example of a successful redesign, and Fiat’s recent sales figures prove it. Plus I drive this car, so a very biased choice!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Fiat Bravo

11. Steinlager

I hate lager, but if you presented me with this… It’d be rude to say no.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Steinlager

12. Applebee’s

Great example of a redesign where the concept stays similar but the execution is on a completely different level.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Applebee's

13. Firefox / Firebird

A name change, and a great leap forward. Time really is a healer.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Firefox

14. QVC

A huge Brand, and a major revamp. And a much needed one.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | QVC

15. Vauxhall

A UK car maker with a new, more prominent identity. I like the old one, its clean and not much is wrong with it. But the new logo reflects more on a new company direction and style of their cars.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Vauxhall

16. MSNBC

A fresher look, more open and less in your face. Works well I’d say!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | MSNBC

17. Ford

Yep, more cars related stuff. But a much deserved mention here.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Ford

18. Ford Fiesta

Sticking with Ford, their new style Fiesta really is a beauty.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Ford Fiesta

19. The BBC

One of the most recognizable UK brands, good job it looks great then.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | BBC

20. Direct TV

The same concept, shape and fonts. Just better.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Direct TV

21. Barack Obama

What a difference a year makes. The 2007 site compared to the ‘08. Probably one of the best website re-designs around right now.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Barack Obama

22. Grooveshark

David Pache, this guy knows how to redesign a brand identity.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Grooveshark

23. BusinessWeek

Simpler, Bolder, Cleaner. A successful redesign in my book.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | BusinessWeek

24. Viget Labs

It is amazing how far we’ve all come in terms of web design in just a few years, Viget is a great example of this.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Viget Labs

25. Toys”R”Us

A much more playful typeface and color scheme. I found this via a great article on Logo Design Love: 10 Successful Logo redesigns.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | ToysRus

26. Seat Leon

The old model wasn’t hideous, it’s only after you see the new model you start to believe it is. A truly amazing revamp, hats off to Seat design team!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Seat Leon

27. N Design Studio

How to flip your website into an iconic design, courtesy of Nick La.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | N Design Studio

28. The BBC website

Words cannot describe how much I hated the old design. The new site really is something for the BBC to be proud of.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | The BBC website

29. Wordpress.org

A much more engaging and approachable design from Wordpress.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Wordpress.org

30. Microsoft

Making something out of nothing, and doing it well. Microsoft.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Microsoft

31. MailChimp

I dare you to find a better looking mascot. A huge improvement, but a much needed one I must say, the new chimp really does have that “cute-factor”

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Mailchimp

32. CNET

A subtle update, and you know I love subtle. Beautiful end result.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | CNET

33. Wembley Stadium

When updating something so Iconic, you need to make something just as iconic. I’d say a job well done on this one.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Wembley Stadium

34. Apple iPod

Advanced technologies and production methods sure do look good.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Apple iPod

35. The Simpsons

Right? Now you’re including cartoons… This list is crazy! Maybe so, but this has to go down as the redesign I’m most glad of.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | The Simpsons

36. XBOX

A new direction with the XBOX design, colours shapes etc are a huge leap in the right direction.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | XBOX

37. Design Shard

With a growing blog it’s important to design for the needs of your visitors. Max does a great job here on Design Shard.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Design Shard

38. KFC

Colonel Sanders is looking better in his old age. A cleaner look.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | KFC

39. Walmart

A more modern feel to a logo which was showing its age.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Walmart

40. Envato

A sleeker looking logo really can help kick off your re-branding.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Envato

41. Best Buy

A logo which is more fitting to the company & its products.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Best Buy

42. Macmillan

A great bold move by MacMillan Cancer care charity, but one that works really well and a very recognizable brand now.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Macmillan

43. Holiday Inn

Quite possibly my favorite, something about this is just so welcoming. Which is good for a Hotel company right!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Holiday Inn

44. British Telecom

I have no idea what that guy is blowing into, and I don’t want to know. Needless to say the new logo represents a more dynamic company, with more to offer than just horn blowing.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | British Telecom

45. Vicks

The old logo very possibly was made in MS Word. You’d struggle to make the new one in Word, so I like it!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Vicks

46. Fuel Your Creativity

Adelle really has put a lot of thought into her new logo, and it really has paid off. The new logo has a much more lasting impact.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Fuel Your Creativity logo Redesign

47. Amazon

For an online store like Amazon the old logo didn’t really fit. The updated version looks better in both web and print.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Amazon Logo Redesign

48. Virgin Media

Not really a redesign, more of a buy-out and brand build. Never-the less it was a refreshing moment for customers like myself!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | Virgin Media

49. Macbook Pro

Top to bottom glass front, one solid aluminum base and you’ve got yourself a pretty Macbook Pro.

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | MacBook Pro

50. HP

I’ve not actually seen this used anywhere but adverts. But I really like it!

Great Redesigns | Function Design Blog | HP

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