Iconic I Love New York logo gets an update

The iconic I Love New York logo, developed by Milton Glaser to promote the city, is being updated as part of a new tourism campaign.

I Love New York
Milton Glaser’s I Love New York logo

The campaign, which was launched by New York Government Andrew Coumo and has been developed by ad agency BBDO, sees the heart removed from the logo, to be replaced by images such as a beachball, a stock-car and a roller coaster.

The sketch images have all been drawn by New Yorkers and tourists who were asked to recreate their favourite travel experiences for the campaign.

According to the New York Post, Cuomo said, ‘You still have the icon but you have to bring it back to New York. You have to reimagine it, you have to re-energise it.’

The I Love New York logo was created by Glaser in 1977, as part of a campaign for the New York State Department of Commerce, in collaboration with ad agency Wells Rich Greene.

The logo, which is trademarked by New York, has since been co-opted by scores of other towns, cities and organisations.


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  • Simon Trent November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Great logo, but yet another derivative bob dylanesque ad.

  • Graham November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Yet another generic ‘we are all in it together’ advert. A boring fusion of McDonalds and social software fantasies…

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