Yakuza: Like A Dragon
After six iterations of the beloved Yakuza franchise, Sega was set to introduce their new game to the series as a reboot of the entire franchise. We were tasked to create a new logo that was appropriate for the western audience repurposed from the Japanese logo provided.
We made sure to keep within the paramerters with a few additional elements provided from that the Japanese version of the logo had with a few exemptions. Certain things we also had to consider were the client requested to showcase that it was still part of the Yakuza franchise without the use of the number "7". So here I provided several options that gave a refresh on the franchise while staying true with the familiarity of the Yakuza brand.
Reponsibilties: Art direction and logo exploration
Agency: Liquid Advertising
Exec. Creative Director: Patrick Runco
Assoc. Creative Director: Jacob Boghosian
Sr. Art Director: Chris Cadiz