The letters composing the Arabic word مجرّة (majarra) give endless typographic possibilities for creating a logotype. The first and last letters have closed counters, while the medial letters are diagonally constructed. Geometrically simplified, the word can be envisioned with a circle on each end, linked with a triangle and a line in between. These were Pascal Zoghbi’s initial thoughts when briefed by the Majarra organization’s directors for creating their wordmark.
Balenciaga Arabic logo echoes the visual identity of Balenciaga international wordmark. The logotype was designed by Pascal Zoghbi in collaboration with Balenciaga’s graphic design team. Several typographic Arabic styles and design concepts were drawn and tested to reach the perfect match. The final outlines of the logotype lend a robust and contemporary look to the brand while preserving a neutral and universal character.