Cirrus Logo

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Cirrus Logo
Cirrus is a banking software, developed by MasterCard in 1982. The purpose of the program is linking the MasterCard credit and debit cards to ATMs across the globe.

Meaning and history

Cirrus Logo history


Being a subdivision of MasterCard, Cirrus’ visual identity is fully based on the mother company’s emblem. And every time the MasterCard visual identity was redesigned, the Cirrus logo followed it.
The Cirrus logo is composed of a wordmark with an emblem above it. The wordmark in all the lower-case lettering is executed in a bold sans-serif typeface, which is similar to Frutiger Next Com Bold. MasterCard uses the same typeface for its logo.
The Cirrus emblem features two overlapping circles drawn in two different shades of blue. The darker circle is on the left, while the light blue one is on the right.
Cirrus Logo
The Cirrus logo looks less bright and happy than the MasterCard one, but it doesn’t have to — as it is an interbank network and has to represent the professionalism and trustworthiness of the company, as well as its authority and expertise. And it successfully does.
The black color of the nameplate adds classic and timeless elegance to the logo, showing the stable and strong brand, which is confident today, and curious in tomorrow.