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Kochi Metro 2012


Click on the above image or here to read about the new redesigned logo of Kochi Metro.

Brand: Kochi Metro

Owned by: Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL)

Logo Designers: Raji Math, Shajin Paikath, Kanhaiyalal, Sijo, Riyaz, Aneesh Shyamla (Idiom Design and Consulting)

Design brief:
Kochi Metro is one of the change-inspiring developments in Kerala, which paints the new dynamic face of the state. Inspired from the first consonant of Malayalam language, the letter ‘ka’ has been used as a representation of the highly literate state. ‘ka’ also is the first letter of Kochi and Kerala.

The logo has been crafted in a new-age, fast, fluid and lively avatar. The form is nimble which connotes a young, electric and an energetic visual presence. The form is charismatic implying speed, smooth movement which is synonymous to the metro itself.

The colours green and blue are inspired from Kerala’s natural beauty… the green trees, mountains, blue sky and the sea. The green and blue rendition is the Kochi Metro’s commitment towards environment sustainability and Kerala’s renowned eco-friendliness.

The name ‘KoMet’ (Kochi Metro) is no longer used.

Logo release: July 2012

A ‘Ka’, looking like a ‘Tha’

It is a unique logo as it features the alphabet ‘ka’ from Malayalam language. It is converted into a minimal graphic. At one angle, one can argue that, the logo resembles more to “tha’ alphabet. The blue and green surfaces of the strip is rendered beautifully in 3D. This logo has a great potential considering the design of marketing collateral.

At the time of writing, it is well-known that a new name and logo will be released soon, designed by TATA ELXSI Limited. Keep visiting this page for the update.

Let’s hope that the new logo will be even better than the present one.

A Feast to the Eyes

Kochi Metro logo is the prettiest among the other Metro rail logos in India. See the other logos and decide yourself.




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Relevant links:

  1. IDF awards 2013 — Kochi Metro
  2. Idiom: Portfolio – Kochi Metro
  3. The Hindu: Coming soon, a new name and logo for Kochi metro
  4. Kochi Metro Rail Profile Picture 20 July 2012

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5 replies on “Kochi Metro 2012”

Very interesting information about Kochi Metro logo.
KoMet is my personal favorite, as it conveys the speed of a comet and abbreviation of ‘Ko’chi ‘Met’ro.
I think the name KoMet is suggested by Malayala Manorama, they had a competition for this long ago.
Waiting for the new logo…

Thanks for writing in.
Yes, you are correct — Malayala Manorama came up with ‘KoMet’ after a competition. I got the following from a Google Search.

Malayalam’s largest circulating Newspaper- Malayala Manorama suggested the name KOMET (Kochi Metro) after hosting a competition across its readers throughout the nation and overseas for new name suggestion.

The word KOMET which indicates the speeding trail of Comets in universe, is an acronym of the word Kochi Metro.

The expert committee was headed by popular Malayalam director Siddique (director of recent Hindi blockbuster Bodyguard), Miss World 1st Runner Up and popular model Parvathy Omanakuttan, popular novelist-writer and branding advisor Santhosh Echikkanam has felt the name Komet is apt for Kochi Metro.

The name will be suggested to Kochi Metro Chief- Tom Jose and DMRC Officials.

Mohammed Irshad | | 09-Nov-2011

I very strongly disagree. I think Bangalore’s Namma Metro logo is the most well designed and well thought out logo. The rangoli logo which shows the line passing around the dots basically defines the very intent of the metro – connecting people with various parts of the city. North, East, West, South and the Centre. None of the other logos including the Kochi logo can boast of this beautiful message envisaged through the logo itself.

Delhi Metro is the only good looking branding we have. Rest all just waste of money and oldschool design. India really needs a design quality control system.

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