The Burberry check is so iconic that it doesn’t need words or a logo to make it identifiable; it is the same with Coca Cola or Ikea. Some brands are so iconic they don’t need words to tell their story. Shapes, fonts, illustrations, colours, images and patterns can all be used to create a brand that is easily identifiable without a logo.
Guinness is a great example of where strong photography can be used to create a striking, emotive and immediately identifiable brand. However, Cath Kidson uses specific patterns to appeal to its intended target audience. Coca Cola uses its infamous font and unique glass bottle shape to sell it brand to its customers.
So what can you do to build on your brand and make it more identifiable? Here are some top tips to creating a visual element that doesn’t rely on your logo.