UK’s Royal Academy Of Music Ditches 200-Year-Old Royal Crest For… An “Accessible” Triangle

The Royal Academy of Music, the United Kingdom’s oldest conservatory, has ditched its nearly 200-year-old logo in favor of a “future-facing,” modernist alternative to communicate an “accessible” tone. Announced on July 20th, the Royal Academy of Music (RAM)’s press release decries the conservatory’s old logo as not “too evocative or special,” criticizing how “a lot of emphasis [was] given to the Royal Charter seal.” Under the former logo, RAM, which received its Royal Charter in 1830, trained an array of music legends, including singer Elton John and composer Arnold Bax. The change, designed by global design consulant Johnson Banks, was