KEY VISUALS is a concept, a way of representing or organizing an information under a visual scheme. It can either be a graphic organization or a diametrical representation. Key visuals represents the conceptual relationships between object, events or situations.
Key Visuals are essential to a brand’s identity, it is vital that people recognize the visual, to recognize the brand. Therefore the image needs to be simple, clear, striking and powerful, to be imprinted in peoples mind. And it is shown that people recognize or remember a picture after seeing it at least 3 times.
As key visuals will represent your company, your key visuals need to be correlated to the brand image you want to expose. This is a long research work to find the best representation. The best way to come up with a lot of ideas is to collaborate and work on key visuals with specialists.
The Key Visual of a company is an individual and specific image that is identified for a brand it self. For example, Mcdonald’s logo, the red and the yellow are specific colors, imaging you change them ? Lighter red and darker yellow or even purple and orange !? In your mind it would not be Mcdonalds anymore… If you change the color, the specificity and recognition will also change.
As a co-design agency, we can help you to create and design your key visuals and also to adapt them on all your marketing tools to insure a coherence between your brand and the image from your brand.
Brand logos are part of key visuals but they are not the only ones. In order for a logo or key visual to be efficient it really needs to by comprehensible, unique and adapted to the target group. Key Visuals and visual communication are tightly linked (please refer to the previous article written about visual communication).
Key Visuals are essential to lock a brand’s leadership in order to affirm and reinforce it’s identity. It is also important to master some codes in order to facilitate a certain domination over the market.
Ex : before we would bite in a piece of chocolate, now we spread chocolate on bread, and this is called NUTELLA !