Things revolve around hand-drawn logos, animals, bearded tattooed models and other fine European accoutrements.
About: (Est. fourth century or so) “The Bishop of London is the ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury.”
Design by: Paperjam.
Ed.’s Notes: I wish the typography were something much better than Copperplate and Zapfino because the coat of arms is excellent. Bigger views of the logo and crest and the Bishop’s own business card below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: Paperjam case study.
Select quote: “From this advice Paperjam decided to recreate a historical crest using a modern illustrative style that brings the crest up to date but at the same time reflects the heritage and authoritative qualities. Paperjam employed a professional illustrator, Marcelo Oliveira, from Portugal to help create a coat of arms that contained Amor Vincit Omnia “Love Conquers All”. At request from Richard John Carew Chartres himself.”
Some really thoughtful ideas today along with strong executions from Paris via London, Australia, and South Africa.
This week I am mining our sister site, Art of the Menu, for some nice restaurant identities. We focus on just the menus over there and plenty of times the identity around the menus is just as cool.
Located in London’s Islington neighborhood and housed in an 18,000-square-foot Victorian property that was, in 1855, a post office and, later in 1911, a cinema, The Halcyon is a new retail development that will be “highlighting the best of British retail, creativity and artisan dining,” and will include a restaurant (The Thunderbolt), bar (The Sundower), artisan food hall, gallery, and a coffee house. The Halcyon’s identity has been designed by London-based SomeOne.
A sandwich of restaurants with a delicious tennis feeling in this edition of Friday Links.
Located in Central London, the Victoria district is a high traffic area thanks to Victoria Station, a complex that serves the Underground, railway, and buses, with more than 100 million passengers going through every year. Victoria also includes Tate Britain, Buckingham Palace and three Royal Parks, but unlike other districts like The City, Soho, or the South Bank, Victoria doesn’t quite have a defined personality. Land Securities, the largest commercial property company in the UK that develops and manages high-end office, retail, and residential space and has many properties in Victoria is looking to establish an identity for the district, which has been designed by London-based SomeOne.
We have a pretty eclectic collection today with brands for history nerds, baby nerds, and nerd nerds.
Established in 1986 and originally named the London Institute, University of the Arts London (UAL), as it was renamed in 2004, is a network of six colleges — Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, and Wimbledon College of Art — devoted to art, design, fashion, and media offering courses at all levels from foundation and undergraduate to postgraduate and research. Spread throughout London, the six campuses serve over 20,000 students through approximately 1,200 staff. Last week, Creative Review was first to show a new identity for UAL designed by Pentagram partner Domenic Lippa, that led to a zesty range of mostly negative reader comments. Stating that UAL did not like its identity, specifically, its visual performance, Pentagram instituted an all-Helvetica approach. Kill me now.
Established in 1980, Psion is a London-based manufacturer of rugged mobile computing solutions and devices. Way back in January they introduced a new look designed by the London office of Futurebrand. Explanation here. Detail and groovy animation below (or after the jump).
As old stadiums around the world fall apart and new, shiny complexes with plenty of box suites and corporate naming rights rise, it’s the building as much as the memories within it that are demolished. And perhaps there isn’t an international venue as well known and famed as London’s Wembley Stadium, built in 1923 and host to world cup wins by the England national football team, the 1948 Summer Olympic Games, the Live Aid concert, and, um, WWF’s SummerSlam. All these happened before 2003, when Wembley was demolished giving way to a new version of Wembley that opened in 2007 with a design by Foster + Partners and Populous. Back in June Wembley introduced a new identity that spearheads their “four-year sponsorship programme,” an effort to look for a lead partner to pony up some money. The new identity has been designed by London-based Bulletproof.