×

We've got news for you.

Register on HeraldLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

WATCH | Aston Martin logo flies into the future with fresh wings

A design of intense evolution. The next step in the journey of the Aston Martin Wings. #AstonMartin #INTENSITYDRIVEN

Shortly after being bolstered with a large financial injection, Aston Martin has revealed a redesigned version of its iconic wings logo.

The updated badge is part of a new strategy and global marketing campaign to further accelerate the luxury British brand’s growth among new audiences. It follows Aston Martin last week announcing a capital raising that will see Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) become its second-largest shareholder with an almost 17% stake.

The redesign is in collaboration with British art director and graphic designer Peter Saville. In physical form, the new wings design is handcrafted by artisans in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter and will be applied for the first time on Aston Martin’s next generation of sports cars.

It is the first major update to the marque since 2003 and only the eighth time in Aston Martin’s 109-year history that it has been significantly adjusted. 

This weekend the Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1 Team will feature the new wings on its livery for the French Grand Prix as the team also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the brand’s first Grand Prix entry in 1922 by racing with its original button logo on the nose of its cars.

Saville said: “The Aston Martin wings update is a classic example of the necessary evolution of logotypes of provenance.

“Subtle but necessary enhancements not only keep forms fresh, but allow for new technologies, situations and applications to be accommodated in the future. The process was one of clarifying and emphasising the key feature of the Aston Martin marque.”


subscribe

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.