41 comments

  • aj virgilaj virgil, 2 years ago

    Never forget.

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    54 points
  • Fran RosaFran Rosa, 2 years ago

    I think it's clear the evolution of the company through its logos.

    First one: we want to build a product, focused on making writing easy. The logo was functional, and black and white. Maybe the wordmark was a bit too heavy, but the M as an icon was great.

    Second one: we want to be social media, to start generating revenue with advertising, and bringing in big editorial companies. The logo was supergeneric and on trend. The wordmark was nice, but too generic. The icon made no sense at all, was gimmicky, and erased a recognisable icon with an ownable black and white scheme from my phone to be a generic colored icon lost in a sea of forgetable icons.

    Third one: we want to be premium content, with a subscription based model, and paying writers by engagement if they publish just for subscribers. The logo is really well crafted, and looks like a magazine. Reclaims the old black and white color scheme. Maybe a bit too trendy again, but great typography, so it may age well — unless they totally change business model and identity again in a couple of years.

    14 points
  • Alex CampAlex Camp, 2 years ago

    So much more elegant. I hated that last one.

    7 points
  • Charles Braun, 2 years ago

    Did they just go back to their old logo from 2015?

    https://blog.medium.com/the-story-behind-medium-s-new-logo-4cd3e143dfcf

    5 points
  • G BowdenG Bowden, 2 years ago

    Brutalist

    4 points
  • John PJohn P, 2 years ago

    Another one?

    You can tell this site is over since they've introduced the insipid signup lightbox over every article.

    3 points
  • Bobby AndersonBobby Anderson, 2 years ago

    I don't clap it all that much

    3 points
  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 2 years ago

    Much better.

    3 points
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, 2 years ago

    I never really got the green M rebrand.

    I know they wrote a long post about their thought process—but hell, it's a publication.

    Medium became popular partly because of their WYSIWYG editor. The site was praised for it's great typography. It seemed that some sort of serif wordmark should have always been the right choice for the brand.

    Edit: This comment on their original rebrand is spot on.

    https://blog.medium.com/the-story-behind-medium-s-new-logo-4cd3e143dfcf

    The one Internet company that proved serifs are still alive and modern… went sans… Really like your exploration work, and thinking around the new mark. I feel the other mark be it simple, was iconic and distinguishable as the Medium brand.

    3 points
  • Gemma BusquetsGemma Busquets, 2 years ago

    Looks like they used Noe Display with some tweaks:

    https://twitter.com/imgemmabusquets/status/900293345230168065

    2 points
  • Louis BLouis B, 2 years ago

    they haven't even mentioned this one anywhere, weird. almost like they regret shouting about the last one...

    2 points
  • Martin KMartin K, 2 years ago

    Oh. I like this. But also..

    Again!?

    2 points
  • Chris MartinChris Martin, 2 years ago

    Much nicer. The green one never felt right.

    1 point
  • Jason KirtleyJason Kirtley, 2 years ago

    They go through logos like underwear. I'll take this one over the last one though.

    1 point
  • Jan SemlerJan Semler, 2 years ago

    Rebranding suggest problems in marketing. But this is just my general opinion about marketing. They think that problems can be solved when starting new...

    1 point
  • Judah GuttmannJudah Guttmann, 2 years ago

    Man the previous logo did not last long. Medium has been feeling a bit lost lately. Hopefully this is a sign that they’re working to correct coarse.

    1 point
  • Saurav Rastogi, 2 years ago

    Again a new one. Looks good but the previous one was also good enough. Don't you think?

    1 point
  • Luis da SilvaLuis da Silva, 2 years ago

    About time.

    0 points
  • Kelsey LegaultKelsey Legault, 2 years ago

    looks awesome !

    0 points
  • Rob C, 2 years ago

    Praise be. Another serif returns home.

    0 points
  • Lee AraújoLee Araújo, 2 years ago

    Maybe the previous logo isn't the most suitable for their business (although I prefer). This new one is more direct and suitable for their target audience. And yet a good typography always works well. If there is anything that they have succeeded in, it was getting people to talk about it. :-)

    0 points
  • Dean HaydenDean Hayden, 2 years ago

    Meh.

    Honestly, that's all I can say about this.

    0 points
  • Michael RurkaMichael Rurka, 2 years ago

    hmm.. ok :(

    0 points
  • Niki YuNiki Yu, 2 years ago

    however, I think,better than last one at least.

    0 points