Backgrounds of lightly-colored hues abound in this week’s Friday Likes with work from the UK, Russia, and Greece.
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.
About: (Est. 1904) White Knight Laundry offers domestic laundry services, business and industrial laundry and linen hire operating both in the B2B sector — industry, hotels, restaurants, education and healthcare — as well as serving individual households throughout the South and Southeast of England. They hold a Royal Warrant, meaning they wash the Queen’s undies. (Or not, not sure).
Design by: Coley Porter Bell.
Ed.’s Notes: Haven’t seen a photo-based logo in a while. This is fun. Bigger view below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: N/A.
Provided quote: “White Knight holds the Royal Warrant. This informed the design of the new logo which is based on pieces of White Knight’s linen, folded origami-style, to create a knight’s helmet. It is set against a regal purple background, with lettering in a crisp white Century Gothic. Importantly, it has been created in such a way that it can be consistently reproduced across a very wide range of applications, materials and media.”
Originally built as the stables and riding house of the Prince of Wales in 1803, the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England — dubbed “city on the edge” — is one of the premier performance venues in the UK, hosting “over 600 events spanning music, theatre, dance, comedy, literature, spoken word, visual arts, film, digital and more.” Brighton Dome consists of three separate spaces: The main Concert Hall, the Corn Exchange, and the Studio Theatre. The Dome and its venues, along with multiple others, and the city of Brighton have been host, since 1967, to the Brighton Festival, a “three week celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art and film.” These two entities have been given a new, cohesive identity by London-based johnsonbanks, who explain that the Dome “has always struggled to clearly identify itself, even to the local arts community” and that “each of its constituent parts and multiple venues tended to act independently of each other across 11 months of yearly programming,” while the Festival has undergone an identity redesign each year.
In April of 2012 it was announced that two Manchester cultural institutions — Cornerhouse, an “international centre for contemporary visual arts and independent film” and the Library Theatre Company, who produce a mixture of contemporary drama and modern classic plays — would merge to create a single, producing arts organization. Now, this new organization has a name, HOME, and new identity designed by o street and Creative Concern.
Established in 1999, UK Athletics (UKA) “oversees the development and management of the nation’s favourite Olympic and Paralympic sport, from grassroots right through to podium.” With the attention gained during the London Summer Olympic Games, UKA decided to launch a new brand, British Athletics, that sort of replaces the UK Athletics name and brand, except it does not. For confusion purposes, “British Athletics will be used in all external communications,” while UK Athletics will be “reflecting the governance and NGB duties of the organisation.” This article explains much better what that means. The new British Athletics logo was introduced earlier this year.
Update: The identity has been created by London-based SomeOne. More images and quotes have been added to this post.
About: (Est. 1861) “LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) is one of the leading drama schools in the English-speaking world and conducts the most eminent set of public examinations in speech and drama.” “As a world-class drama school, LAMDA has been fuelling the global performing arts industry with new talent for 150 years.” Notable alumni: Donald Sutherland, Richard Harris, Brian Cox, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Design by: Hudson Fuggle.
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Established in 1955, ITV (originally for Independent Television Authority) is the biggest commercial television network in the UK and is the main competition of the BBC and Channel 4. ITV operates five different channels: ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, and CITV covering everything from reality TV to sports to drama to sitcoms to children programming. Last week, at its upfronts event, ITV unveiled a new umbrella logo for its company and all its channels to be rolled out on January 2013 along with supporting new on-air packaging for all channels. The design has been done in-house. For the most comprehensive coverage and reporting about all the changes, please see this Digital Spy story.
Established in 2011, The Bloomsbury Institute for Pathogen Research is a joint initiative between University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to “form a centre for excellence in experimental medicine” by bringing together cutting-edge pathogen research, experimental medicine and clinical development; translating research on bacteria, parasites and viruses into new modes of detection, treatment and control. A new identity was introduced earlier this month, designed by London-based Igloo.
Launched this month, Weve is a joint venture between the (also newly launched) EE, Telefonica UK (O2), and Vodafone UK — the three largest mobile network operators in the UK that together account for 80% of its mobile customers. Weve is meant to “create and accelerate the development of mobile marketing and wallet services” and provide “the ability for advertisers, retailers, banks and many other organisations to connect to a large-scale mobile commerce platform via a consistent set of technologies and standards, without having to duplicate effort.” In other words, as I understand it, it’s a fancy way of easing the process for the three mobile providers to monetize their platforms. The name is explained in the tagline, “Weve joined up mobile”, as in “we’ve” as in “weve”. Clever, but a little odd. The new name and identity have been created by London-based SomeOne.
About: (Est. 1909) “The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, […] ranked as the UK’s leading academic research centre, and leads the world at isolating cancer-related genes and discovering new targeted cancer drugs. […] As a college of the University of London, the ICR also provides postgraduate higher education of international distinction. It has charitable status and relies on support from partner organisations, charities and the general public.The ICR’s mission is to make the discoveries that defeat cancer.”
Design by: Saffron
Ed.’s Notes: Bigger view of the logo and some kind of logo sample sheet below (or after the jump). Logo inspired by the Fibonacci sequence.
Selected quote: “A new logo features a series of coloured bars reminiscent of the bands on a gel, stained sections of chromosomes or drug capsules — representing the ICR’s research and the benefits it brings for patients. The bars increase in size in proportion to the mathematical Fibonacci sequence, combining with the optimistic colour palette to convey a sense of progress, discovery and innovation.”
Established in 2010 as the parent company for Orange and T-Mobile, Everything Everywhere is the UK’s largest communications company, providing mobile and fixed-broadband communications services to more than 27 million customers. Yesterday Everything Everywhere — who is making a big push to move the UK into full 4G service — announced it would rebrand as EE, a “superfast customer brand offering 4G mobile services and fixed fibre broadband, and it will open revamped EE-branded stores.” The EE consumer brand will be part of the Everything Everywhere family, along with the Orange and T-Mobile brands. EE plans to introduce 4G across 16 UK cities by the end of 2012, with 98% population coverage planned by the end of 2014. The new identity has been designed by Wolff Olins with EE.
Established in 1973 in Devon, England, The Donkey Sanctuary is the world’s largest donkey and mule charity, providing a home for 14,500 donkeys and mules and care for more than 400,000 across 28 countries over its near-thirty-year history. At its headquarters in Devon, The Donkey Sanctuary offers the opportunity to visit over 200 donkeys at its Slade House Farm. This month, the charity introduced a new identity designed by London-based The Allotment.
Located close to the Welsh border in Shropshire county in the West Midlands, England, Shrewsbury is a small town with a population of 70,000. What it lacks in human beings it makes up for in charm, with a town center still laid out in its medieval form with boutique shops and restaurants. Facing competition from other, nearby small towns with their own charms and looking to increase daytrip and overnight-stay visitors, the Shropshire Council and Shropshire Tourism decided it was time to establish a brand for the town and they worked with London-based & Smith and We All Need Words to design it. One of the town’s attractions is its sixteenth-century Tudor architecture: houses with black and white timber facades in geometric patterns, which served as one of the main elements of the new identity.
This week, quite serendipitously, all three Likes are about the number 7. Perhaps not all as drool-inducing as past Friday Likes but I couldn’t resist the hepta trifecta.
Launched in 1988 in the UK, Bio Green Dairy is a range of yoghurt-based products that includes real-fruit yoghurt drinks, Lassi Ayran drinking yoghurt, Lebanese style labneh yoghurt, and now a new series of exotic fruit Lassis. The new packaging across all lines has been redesigned by London-based Carter Wong Design.
UKaid is the new public badge for the Department for International Development in the UK, established in 1997, with the mission of fighting world poverty. The UKaid is an attempt to make their efforts more notable and easier to recognize as coming from the UK. News here.
First brewed in 1962, Strongbow is a dry cider owned by Heineken. The name (and logo) are based on Richard de Clare, described (by Strongbow Gold) as “a powerful, and often ruthless, 12th Century Norman warlord who earned his nickname ‘Strongbow’ for his expertise with a bow that was feared throughout the land.” Dude died of a foot infection. Popular in the UK and Australia, Strongbow is reportedly the number one selling cider in the world. Strongbow recently introduced a new logo and packaging designed by London-based Bulletproof.
Founded in 1899, Cardiff City FC, known as the “Bluebirds,” are a professional football club based in Cardiff, Wales in the English football league system. After being in debt for many years, a Malaysian businessman took over. This month, a new crest with a big dragon sitting on top of a bluebird was introduced, as well as a change in uniforms with red taking over blue as the home version. Pissing-off of soccer fans ensued. Story here.
Established in 2011, Creative England has “the core purpose of supporting the sustainable growth of independent creative businesses, and the talent that feeds them, in every part of England outside London” focusing on film, television, games, and digital and creative services. In November, Creative England “put out an open call for applications for a new brand identity in November last year, asking designers to present an image that captured Creative England’s work and values.” (Way to support the creative community asking for spec work!). After 150 submissions, they picked a logo designed by Sheffield-based Peter and Paul. Story here. The logo represents “fluidity” and is about showing them as “dynamic and moving.”