In the past years a lot of Slovenia national companies were closed down due to political, financial, … reason. I decided to dig through archives and bring those signs and logotypes back to life. I notice each of them still brings various emotions. I will be digitizing them and going them personal, typographic & contemporary retouch.

Firstly, there is a logotype I redesigned few years ago at the time Adria Airwaves finished operating which brought a lot of agony for traveling from/to Slovenia.

Nama (Narodni magazin) or national store was one of the first Slovenian department store. This sign was used in 60s and since has been redesigned several times. I digitized the neon sign and added a slight retouch. Can you find it? :) photos were found on FB: Stare fotografije in razglednice Ljubljane.

ZASTAVA was an iconic Yugoslavian car manufacturer. I believe this version of logo is one the earliest, used in 50s.
Digitized letters stick together which gives them feel of movement. Istead of sharp, squarish corners I refined them into rounded and added a bit of softer touch.

Peko (Peter Kozina) was one of the first Slovenian footwear manufacture, established in the beginning of 20th century.
Logo has been redesigned couple of times but those funky, brushy shapes are definitely still in our heads.
I refined the contrast to the point where logo is still recognizable.
photo is from (NUK)

Gorenjka is delicious Slovenian chocolate with long tradition. I found this packaging that is not in use anymore but is usig such nice serif uppercase.
I must admit I went step further with this logotype, it really let me explore expressiveness of the shapes and push them a bit further from expected.

This one is for all Tomos lovers. Alpino is one of the Tomos products. TO-Tovarna, MO-motorjev, S-Sežana was a Slovenian moped manufacturer. Lettering from Alpino series has a nice inktraps feature, which immediately caught my eye. I applied inktrap from letter n on other letters and refined the script-y curves.

Mura was founded in 1925 in Murska Sobota and used to be one of the biggest EU producers for top men’s and women’s fashion clothes. Once, as the times were different … I believe this version of their logo is one of the earliest.

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Polzela, founded in 1927 was producing thights, socks, leggings.

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