Case Study

Welt

Welt cover

Designing a 360 degree news experience

Client
Welt N24 GmbH
Service
Brand Development
Duration
6 months
Team
8 people

When a well-known newspaper and TV news channel join forces, it calls for a strong identity that retains elements of both existing companies while presenting a new, unified news brand.

In 2014, newspaper DIE WELT and TV channel N24 merged to become WeltN24 GmbH, part of the Axel Springer SE media house. With the internal change process underway, it was time to develop a new shared identity to introduce the WELT brand to the world.

WELT offered a unique opportunity: a 360° portfolio of journalism, covering print, digital and TV. From a design perspective, however, this also posed a challenge. Different media outlets traditionally have very different appearances. We needed to design a streamlined brand to fit all formats and audiences—a bold, digital-first visual identity for all channels.

Starting with a workshop together with the Die Welt and N24 teams, we defined the new brand’s visual direction and the three brand values: courageous, powerful, and clear.

Every day again a big thank you to Edenspiekermann for our new logo with the small e. Simply good. Kristina Faßler, General Manager Marketing & Commercial Sales WELT / N24-Sprecherin/ Geschäftsführerin WELT Club
WeLT Workshop 2
WELT Workshop

The teams shared the same vision for the brand’s future; they were ready to break with tradition and make a bold statement.

The four letter logo typeface was our first design step. We also adjusted the existing logos of N24, Die Welt, Welt am Sonntag and all subsidiary publications to create a more unified sense of brand while the bigger changes were gradually rolled out.

WELT N24 logo overview

Working with their editorial and creative teams, we provided input and inspiration for layout, typography, infographics, and ensuring consistency across all outlets.

Welt Feuilleton

In january 2018 WeltN24 succuesfully completed the rollout of the new brand with the renaming of their TV station N24 into Welt. Find out more on n24wirdwelt.de (german)

Welt Overview 1500w