It’s rare to see creative innovation in a branding project, let alone from a brand as established as Hermes. But this morning (18 March), the courier rebranded, under the new name Evri, with an overhauled visual identity from Superunion accompanied by a brand campaign created by VCCP. The rebrand is almost entirely typographically-driven; Superunion has worked with Monotype, utilising variable font intelligence to create 194,481 bespoke logo artworks for its brand estate and delivery fleet. The unique blend of tech and type means that every vehicle across the Evri fleet is able to sport its own logo.
Essentially, the mega foundry and brand agency have created a headline typeface in which each default character appears stylistically unique across Evri’s comms. The release from Superunion explains: “Each character (A-Z) is accompanied by 20 OpenType alternate glyphs, all of which are completely different with their own unique display design. The set also includes numerals 0-9 with four style variant sets and a single default set of punctuation and symbols.”
The release says Monotype worked with Superunion’s creative technology team in Hong Kong and Singapore to create the innovative generative tool. The OpenType style-alt typeface means the brand can generate 194,481 logo combinations for a fleet of 5000 courier vans, taking a bold step away from standard concerns around font ownership and memorability towards fresh branding territory.