Press Release

Shutterstock Launches New Brand Identity and Viewfinder Logo

New Look Celebrates Creativity and Spotlights Shutterstock’s Stunning Imagery

May 3, 2012Shutterstock, a global marketplace for digital imagery, today announced a new brand identity that celebrates the company’s evolution from its origin as a photography-focused agency into the thriving, diverse creative marketplace it is today. The new look blends technology and art, presenting Shutterstock as both an innovative company and artistic resource. “Shutterstock was created to enhance visual storytelling. We understand the importance of imagery to communicate a message and we’ve activated that belief with this new brand identity,” said Jon Oringer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer. At the center of Shutterstock’s visual identity is their new logo, which features a powerful and versatile framing device known as the Viewfinder. The Viewfiender represents artists on both sides of Shutterstock’s marketplace – whether they’re behind the lens or in front of the screen – and encourages them to express their own unique perspectives to drive visual communications across the globe. “The redesign reflects our personality and allows us to showcase our vast, constantly evolving collection of assets,” said Matt Angorn, Vice President and Creative Director. “We built upon the existing brand identity, maintaining a clean font and injecting a bold palate of red and grey. Red captures the passion of both our contributors and our customers, while the grey serves as a neutral balance and symbolizes the blank canvas that they work on.” Shutterstock collaborated with Lippincott’s award winning brand experts to develop the new visual identity, which debuted yesterday on Shutterstock’s web site. For a video revealing the new brand campaign, please visit http://shutr.bz/viewfindervideo.

About Shutterstock, Inc.

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), directly and through its group subsidiaries, is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 650,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 250 million images and more than 13 million video clips available.

Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock has offices around the world and customers in more than 150 countries. The company’s brands also include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media offering; Shutterstock Custom, a custom content creation platform; Offset, a high-end image collection; PremiumBeat a curated royalty-free music library; and Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media.

For more information, please visit www.shutterstock.com and follow Shutterstock on Twitter and on Facebook.

Press Contact

Siobhan Aalders and Niamh Hughes
press@shutterstock.com
917-563-4991

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