OnePlus unveiled the company’s refreshed visual identity, including an updated logo, that aims to make the OnePlus brand more easily identifiable and versatile. The updates mark the most significant change to the OnePlus brand since the company was founded in December 2013.
Mats Hakansson, global creative director of OnePlus, said, “OnePlus is not changing who we are, but reinforcing what we stand for – the true spirit of Never Settle. We always design for our users. We feel that these changes maintain the iconic elements of our brand that are beloved by our staff and our community while injecting both excitement and balance into our visual identity.”
OnePlus’s new visual identity includes a suite of updated logos and lockups that retain the classic OnePlus look with a more balanced feel. The logo introduces a new curvilinear “1” that is easier to read while adjusting the weight of the logotype for better overall balance. The “+” in the surrounding box has also been enlarged and is now more prominent, in a nod to the OnePlus community, which has played a key role in the company’s ongoing success.
The refreshed logo creates a clearer association between the symbol and the trademark, while also allowing for more flexible application and improved recognizability in digital media.
The visual identity is accompanied by a fresh color palette which centers on OnePlus’s iconic red, followed by an updated secondary palette of cyan, green, magenta, indigo, and yellow to make the company’s design and assets more vibrant and lively. A new font also improves legibility and is easier on the eyes.
A joint team of OnePlus in-house creatives and an external agency collaborated over nearly seven months to bring the refreshed brand identity to life. The goal was to unify all interaction with OnePlus, not just communications, but also the experience of using OnePlus’ products and services across all touchpoints.
“No detail is too small. By starting from thousands of user data points, the team arrived at a new holistic visual language inspired by OnePlus’ burdenless philosophy,” said Hakansson. “OnePlus has grown a lot from an idea to a major smartphone player. Introducing a fresh new look is just one example of how we continue to bring our ‘Never Settle’ mantra to life.”