I chose this assignment (worth two stars) because I thought it would be interesting how different fonts affect a brand’s logo. I thought IKEA’s font would be good to change because it is very bold and stiff.
To change the font, I google searched IKEA logo in images and chose the top picture. I saved it and opened it in Microsoft Word as a reference. For the blue background, I created a text box and filled it. I went through a few different blues before I settled on this one. I then made a yellow oval by selected the oval shape under the shape button and filled it yellow. I then typed in ‘IKEA’ in a new text box that I filled the same color yellow as the oval. I changed the lettering to make it the same as the blue background. Then it was time to mess with the fonts (my favorite part). I went through the entire list of fonts available in word before settling on Mistral in bold.
I changed the letters to Mistral because it is the opposite of the current letters of IKEA; which is Veranda. Mistral makes the letters thin and compact whereas Veranda makes the letters big and bold.