May 16, 2022

Wikimedia Foundation Selects Snøhetta to Design New Visual Identity

From Snøhetta:

In service to its continued commitment to knowledge equity, the Wikimedia Foundation has chosen Snøhetta as its strategic design partner to better communicate its mission through a renewed visual identity. The goal is to design a new visual identity system that represents Wikipedia and the Wikimedia mission as part of the essential infrastructure of free knowledge in the digital age.

“Snøhetta has a long-standing commitment to developing socially sustainable design solutions that promote a sense of collective ownership and engagement with civic life. We chose Snøhetta as our strategic design partner for their demonstrated ability to develop strong, visual brand identities that transcend geographical boarders and bring people together. Snøhetta’s commitment to working creatively, openly, and together was the perfect fit for the project, and we’re thrilled to be working with them”, states Heather Walls, Chief Creative Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The process will be documented and shared through a community-wide brand network that will guide the design process.

To follow the process, please go to

Learn More About the Project

See Also: Snøhetta has been involved in the design many libraries including:

  • Calgary Central Library
  • James B. Hunt Jr. Library (North Carolina State)
  • Temple University Library
  • New Library in Charlotte Mecklenburg County, NC

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