Naming, Corporate Identity,
Mayan is the parent entity of a group of Dubai-based trading companies. The identity reflects the new blood of the second-generation family management. The name, Mayan, is an Arabic word meaning “two waters”. It was chosen to reflect the Arabic origins of the company, its globally central location, and the means by which it trades and exchanges with the rest of the world.
The logo is a composite of the Latin and Arabic letters of the name, interlocked to symbolize the channels of exchange between the local and the global, and the heritage and the future.
Pantone 648 C
C99 M96 Y26 K00
Pantone 7686 C
C97 M82 Y09 K02
Pantone 663 C
C05 M06 Y05 K00
C0 M0 Y0 K0
To further accentuate the concept, blues were chosen for their clear reference to water, and for the sense of sobriety and youthfulness that they add.
To complement the simplicity of Mayan’s identity, we selected GMUND paper with different stamping techniques, such as white-on-white stamping.
“We were surprised as to how the team at Kolaps was able to produce an identity that brought together the diverse and differing set of stakeholders at this company.”
Omar Sawaf, COO