Brand Union reveals streamlined visual identity for Scania

The rebrand features a new typeface and image style, and comes after the truck and bus manufacturer’s 125th anniversary in 2016.

Brand Union has rebranded Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania, introducing a bespoke typeface and updating the company’s original griffin symbol.

Brand Union’s Swedish office looked to streamline the existing Scania identity, creating a brand that is “powerful, unifying and easy-to-use”, says the consultancy.

“One Scania”

“Our initial brand audit showed the use of a variety of generic typefaces, a broad set of logos and an aged image style”, says Brand Union design director Björn Studt. 

Based on the manufacturer’s new brand strategy “One Scania”, Brand Union has replaced all of its existing typefaces with a new font family called Scania Sans in order to give the brand a more “unique voice”.

Griffin symbol

The consultancy has developed a new three-dimensional symbol based on Scania’s existing griffin, which uses a brighter blue and red palette than previously and swaps the gold crown on the griffin’s head for a silver one.

A new image style has also been introduced which includes landscape images shot from overhead.

The rebrand is currently being rolled out across 180 countries.

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