It’s not just DC Comics that’s getting a new lick of logo paint for 2012, it seems; now Oni Press has redesigned its logo, as revealed in Publishers’ Weekly. According to editor James Lucas Jones, the change comes as a result of the publisher’s own evolution:
We’re not the same company we were in 1997, and Art Director Keith Wood has continually raised the bar in terms of our books’ design and packaging. It was time to let him loose on the company’s core iconography. Throughout 2011, Keith worked with Cory Casoni (Director of Sales & Marketing), Joe Nozemack (Publisher), and myself to narrow down the pool of potential designs and refine his initial concepts into the modern, versatile, and downright awesome logo that will soon adorn all of our new comics.
I have to say, I really like the new logo; I’ve been a fan of Wood’s design work for awhile anyway, but I think this logo manages to retain enough of the original Dave Gibbons’ design while seeming more contemporary and, well, stylish. Here’s how it’ll look on covers:
The logo debuts with the first issue of The Secret History of DB Cooper, in March.