NEW YORK, USA — Pepsi, the iconic global brand, has unveiled a new logo and visual identity system, the first update of the iconic Pepsi globe logo in 14 years. The new visual identity system will be introduced in North America this fall, coinciding with the brand’s 125th anniversary celebration, and will roll out globally in 2024.
Pepsi’s new logo and visual identity are the result of a collaborative effort between the brand’s in-house design team and the renowned design agency, Mrs&Mr. This partnership brings together the brand’s internal expertise with external creative vision, ensuring that the new identity resonates with generations and cultures worldwide.
The redesign encompasses a wide range of touchpoints, both physical and digital, including packaging, fountain and cooler equipment, fleet branding, fashion collaborations, and dining experiences. This comprehensive approach underscores Pepsi’s commitment to creating a cohesive and engaging brand experience for consumers.
Furthermore, Pepsi’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its efforts to meet the PepsiCo Positive sustainable packaging targets. As part of this initiative, as of 2022, Pepsi has undertaken the conversion of all 20oz bottles, including Pepsi Zero Sugar, to 100% recycled PET, demonstrating its dedication to reducing its environmental footprint.
Throughout its storied history, Pepsi has maintained a bold challenger mindset and a strong link to pop culture. From the Pepsi Challenge and reimagining the Super Bowl Halftime Show, to creating some of the most iconic ads of all time with the world’s most renowned musicians and actors, Pepsi has always pushed culture forward to deliver one-of-a-kind fan experiences in a timely way, while simultaneously remaining iconic and timeless. Pepsi also continuously reinvents itself with brave marketing and product innovation, from creating its own television shows, exploring Web3, and introducing compelling new varieties over the years including the recent Nitro Pepsi, Pepsi x Peeps, Pepsi for SodaStream, and an improved Pepsi Zero Sugar taste in the U.S. to give fans the best tasting cola in the zero-sugar category.
At its core, Pepsi is inspired by helping fans choose more moments of unapologetic enjoyment. In an increasingly digital world, the revitalized and distinct design introduces movement and animation into the visual system, unlocking more flexibility for Pepsi to move between physical and digital spaces, from retail shelves to the metaverse. It also allows for more seamless and creative collaboration with partners and retailers and more versatility to engage fans in the places they shop, dine, work, and play.
“At PepsiCo, we design our brands to tell a compelling and holistic story. Pepsi is a shining example of a brand that has consistently reinvented itself over 125 years to remain a part of pop culture and a part of people’s lives,” said Mauro Porcini, SVP and Chief Design Officer of PepsiCo. “We designed the new brand identity to connect future generations with our brand’s heritage, marrying distinction from our history with contemporary elements to signal our bold vision for what’s to come.”
“Pepsi is an iconic brand that is constantly evolving with the times, as it has been a staple in pop culture and disrupted the category for the past 125 years,” said Todd Kaplan, Chief Marketing Officer of Pepsi. “We couldn’t be more excited to begin a new era for Pepsi, as this exciting new and modern look will drive brand distinction to show up bigger and bolder and help people find new ways to unapologetically enjoy the things they love. This new visual system brings out the best of the Pepsi brand’s rich heritage while taking a giant leap forward to set it up for success in an increasingly digital world.”
The logo and visual identity thoughtfully borrow equity from its 125-year history and incorporate modern elements to create a look that is unapologetically current and undeniably Pepsi.
Key design elements include:
- The Pepsi globe and wordmark unite to fit into a variety of settings and emphasize the distinctive Pepsi branding.
- An updated color palette introduces electric blue and black to bring contrast, vibrancy, and a contemporary edge to the classic Pepsi color scheme. Given the brand’s continued focus on Pepsi Zero Sugar, the design brings in the color black, further showing the brand’s commitment to Pepsi Zero Sugar in the future.
- A new visually distinct can silhouette, which heroes the iconic Pepsi can as an accessible brand for all.
- A modern, custom typeface reflects the brand’s confidence and unapologetic mindset.
- The signature Pepsi pulse evokes the “ripple, pop, and fizz” of Pepsi-Cola with movement. It also brings the rhythm and energy of music, an important and continuing part of the Pepsi legacy.
The new Pepsi logo and visual identity will debut this fall in North America, followed by a global rollout in 2024. To stay updated on the latest news around Pepsi, fans can follow Pepsi on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Experience the new logo and visual identity here.