Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The U.S. Postal Service Is Dying. Why Not Radically Rebrand It?

Could a new identity save the United States Postal Service? The idea is not so far–fetched: The postal services in Belgium and other countries have taken on rebrands that better reflect their new capabilities as they compete against commercial shopping competitors.

And is retro the way to go?

Snail mail use keeps dropping, and now the U.S. Postal Service wants to save a bunch of cash by slashing Saturday delivery. Will a new look help rescue the agency? D.C. designer Matt Chase has a wacky proposal: Rebrand the USPS to evoke the very anachronisms that are costing it billions.

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