Recently we have designed a couple of identities for transport companies, one of which was Alegre. The company, while not huge, is award-winning and ecology-oriented. It transports internationally various types of cargo with their fleet of Volvo trucks. They wanted to refresh their identity with a new logo and new materials while retaining the original blue color dictated by the color of car paint they’ve been using for the trucks.
We suggested several solutions and the concept that has won uses an arrow combined with the letter A to, pretty straightforwardly, illustrate forward movement.
The angle taken from the arrow (32º) becomes an important element of the identity and it is used in the modifications of the type. We chose a strong geometric letter and introduced slants in two places.
For the company materials we relied largely on the blue color and the slanted lines.
Company letter paper.
Various materials, including notebooks and business cards.
Close-up of the glossy varnish on the back of the business card.
One of the most important elements of the identity for a logistics company is the design of the cars. The blue color makes for recognizable presence on the roads.