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Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo, Before and After

Established in 1964, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust supports “excellence in research and clinical care, as well as providing practical support and advice to people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families,” and is the only UK-wide charity focusing solely on cystic fibrosis (CF). The organization funds research, sets standards of CF care, and provides information and advice to people with CF and their families. But the main challenge with CF remains: explaining what it is and raising awareness. “Cystic fibrosis,” explains the Trust “is chronically misunderstood, kills thousands worldwide and is carried unknowingly in the genes of millions. It’s often invisible to the naked eye yet destroys lives, stopping them short, inflicting hardship and distress on patients, their families and carers. Cystic fibrosis directly affects around 10,000 people in the UK.” Today, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has launched a new identity-slash-campaign designed by London-based johnson banks.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Sample of old look. Not designed by johnson banks.

We discovered that supporters of the charity feel that the general awareness and understanding of cystic fibrosis among the general public is very low. People aren’t clear what cystic fibrosis is or does, how they can or can’t catch it and what it means on a day-to-day basis.
— johnson banks project description

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

As the research stage progressed, we kept asking, but ‘what is it, exactly?’ and received a multitude of different responses. Mid-way through the research stage we had a breakthrough when we noticed the ‘is’ at the end of ‘fibrosis’. So we suggested the charity should activate the ‘is’ in their name with a series of statements, effectively forcing it to always explain what it is, does, and why they are here.
— johnson banks project description

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Custom handwritten font by Nick Cooke.

Some are simple: ‘cystic fibrosis why we’re here’, some uplifting ‘cystic fibrosis a battle we must win’, some hard-hitting - ‘cystic fibrosis a life sentence’. The Trust now has at least 40 sentences they can use, and we are adding to them continually. Like many charities they are short of funds and can’t afford big marketing campaigns, so this effectively makes everything they do part of one big ‘is’ campaign.
— johnson banks project description

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

We retained one of their previous colours, yellow, but made it warmer and then the linking colour throughout the work. It even gently graduates up from the base of some photos - hinting at the presence of cystic fibrosis without actually showing or saying it.
— johnson banks project description

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Logo and Identity

Brand launch video “which attempts to demonstrate why the Cystic Fibrosis Trust exists and the charity’s role as an organisation.” Animation by Sebas and Clim.

Nice to see you again all the way down here. It almost goes without saying but this is truly smart and fantastic work — on its own and even more so in contrast with the old look and feel. All of a sudden, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust brand is a walking, talking educational tool that is as simple as it gets, explaining in the own terms and words of people affected by the disease why they should pay attention. Almost annoyingly simple the logo takes a few tired clichés — Helvetica, highlighter bars, and handwritten elements — to serve as the foundation for a striking identity that is both serious and playful; with the wrong execution these same elements could have turned out cloying and childish. Not much left to say other than just how awesome is the animation?

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Reviewed March 26, 201303.26.13 by Armin


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