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