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Uber’s unveiled their new logo and it’s just the word ‘Uber’

Uber hailed itself a new logo, and it's just Uber.

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The company unveiled its new branding Wednesday and the ride-hailing company’s return to the “U.” The Uber app and everywhere the Uber icon appears (like on its Twitter page and website) will sport the new logo with a capitalized “U.”

Uber Eats will also get a new look.

The new Uber logo will make its way onto apps and beyond in the coming months.
The new Uber logo will make its way onto apps and beyond in the coming months.

 

“We’re excited to unveil a new, simplified logo for the Uber app that brings back the U, is easily recognizable, and is scalable across the 660 plus cities we serve,” an Uber spokesperson said in an email statement.

Uber unveiled the process behind the black-and-white rebranding in an AdWeek exclusive, describing the nine-month design period that culminated in a custom typeface, called Uber Move. AdWeek reports that Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi paid special attention on the space between the “U” and lowercase “b,” and Uber subtly draws a connection between the new font and curvy roadways:

Uber subtly alludes its new logo to roadways seen from overhead.

Khosrowshahi is really hammering home that Uber is a mobility platform, meaning it’s not just an app for requesting a car ride, but also for renting scooters, e-bicycles, car rentals, and more.

Uber brought in its all-caps “bits and atoms” logo more than two years ago and then switched it up by the end of 2016 with its current logo:

Now the full Uber name returns to the logo, just not in all capital letters, and with a very special font. The app icon on your phone updated today, but a full roll-out will complete within the next few months.

In June, competitor Lyft redesigned its app, but its logo remains the same, with “Lyft” in thick, flowing lowercase letters.

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