The World's Paper Company

by Thackway McCord

Sylvamo is the world's paper company, honoring the promise of paper to educate, communicate and entertain – sustainably. Thackway McCord created the name Sylvamo when the company spun off from International Paper creating the worlds largest pure play paper production business. Sylvamo, reflecting the company's role as a steward of sustainable forests, combines the Latin words for forest, "silva," and love, "amo" creating "love of forests." The paper airplane icon is a symbol of aspiration and business focus, the warm purple color connotes both love and stability and is unique in a marketplace of green and the paper wave supergraphic suggest opportunity and progress.


Gold in Branding 2022

Silver in Logos 2022

Silver in Services - Other 2022

Created by:

Lead Designer

Kat McCord

Design Company

Thackway McCord

Profile Website

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Design Team

Steve Clarke, Kevin Grzejka

Video (direct link)

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Entrant Companies

Thackway McCord, US


Sylvamo, US

Individual Credits

Creative Director: Steve Clarke
Lead Designer: Kevin Grzejka
Executive Creative Director: Kat McCord