General Cigar announced that the company modernized the design of its iconic Macanudo logo for the U.S. market. Beginning on January 15, 2016, Macanudo Café, Macanudo Maduro, Macanudo Crü Royale and Macanudo 1968 and will feature the brand’s new look (pictured above).
“The Macanudo logo has evolved to a more contemporary design, and packaging has been updated for visual consistency throughout the portfolio. The changes will make Macanudo even more appealing on shelf and more relevant to current and new cigar smokers,” said Alan Willner, vice president of marketing for General Cigar. “While the color schemes remain unchanged, the new logo is stronger, more confident and features the Macanudo word mark more prominently beneath the logo.”
Macanudo Crü Royale will now be presented in a wrap set box to match the packaging of the other cigars in line, while Macanudo 1968 will move from a cabinet-style to shell top box. Additionally, the bands for Macanudo Café will be updated with a shiny metallic gold foil, while Macanudo Crü Royale bands will feature silver foil.
The redesign marks the first change to the logo and packaging since the company began selling Macanudo nearly 50 years ago.
“While the look has progressed, the blends have not changed,” noted Willner.