There have been a number of high profile rebranding disasters in the last couple of years where consumers revolted and demanded their old brands back (rightfully so, they are the actual brand owners anyway). When the companies reacted they did it bringing their old logos back rather quickly, such as in the Tropicana and most recently Gap rebranding fiascos. But going back to an old logo 10 years later is quite an unusual branding move and JAL (Japan Airlines) has just done that.
The old JAL logo was designed in 1959 and 40 years later JAL felt it was time for an update. Unfortunately they went from a logo that conveyed a powerful meaning (in Japanese culture, the crane is viewed as a symbol of long life, prosperity and good health, and red is the color of happiness) to a nondescript logo design. It could have been a coincidence but soon after the new logo was implemented JAL started a steep decline that culminated with a bankruptcy filing in 2010.
JAL's president Masaru Onishi just announced that the old crane logo is coming back (untouched, just in case) and so returning to their core values. The japanese consumers didn't revolt when they took their logo away but ultimately they managed to get their logo back.
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There have been a number of high profile rebranding disasters in the last couple of years where consumers revolted and demanded their old brands back (rightfully so, they are the actual brand owner