The assignment was to create a new company identity and product branding for a joint venture between two powerful European-based companies: Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company.
The goal of this new company was to make sustainable products a reality by commercializing succinic acid, a green chemical building block. Their new product, sustainable succinic acid, is produced from renewable, plant-based resources, to enable their customers to improve their environmental footprint by using a bio-based chemical building block for a broad range of applications, from packaging to footwear.
COMPANY NAME SOLUTION
Reverdia – re (a Latin prefix meaning again, renew) + verdia (Latin for the process of spring ver; Romance languages for “green”)/veri (Latin for truth,reality) + ia (a noun suffix)
PRODUCT NAME SOLUTION
Biosuccinium – Bio (biologically-based) + succinic (chemical name, containing, or derived from succinic acid) + ium (Latin suffix used to form names of chemical elements)
The logo was created from a green cube which represented chemical building blocks from agricultural feedstock. The square was simplified into two dimensions and multiplied. These squares were then transformed into a circular, swirling motion to convey the concept of renewability, sustainability and life cycle analysis while recalling the universal recycling iconography.
The perspective of the logo design element was altered to convey the idea of “growth”. This was to reflect the plant-based origin of the company’s products and to convey a stronger sense of motion.