Icon of NRW.Bank
Conception and design of the logo of the state development bank of North Rhine-Westphalia.
As a state development bank, NRW.Bank is open, flexible, and accessible for everyone.
In 2002, ABERHAM Design was asked to draft a new icon for the bank, which then was known as »Landesbank NRW«.
In the logo, four lines form an elegant, L-shaped arc and taper dynamically into each other in a rejuvenating manner. The logo acts as an inviting rolling staircase that leads step-by-step to a goal. The blue color and wavy lines allude to the Rhine, the large river that runs through Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which is also where the bank is headquartered.
The icon was accepted at the first presentation in 2002, and remains the brand and initials for NRW’s state developmental support.