Musical Theatre Network is a London-based organisation created to support and champion the development of new British musical theatre. The organisation’s visual identity, created by brand and design agency Glad, ‘expresses the essence of the network; connecting individuals or groups to create something new and exciting’ through an identity solution that cleverly leverages the length of the name to build a series of simple but communicative anagrams.
These are appropriately drawn from a grid-structured sans-serif logo-type built from wide and slim humanist, geometric letterforms, consistent diagonals, a contemporary single line weight and square terminals – similar to 19th century London transport signage achieving a sense pure information and communication which resonates well with theatrical expression – contained within a blackboard reminiscent of classic illuminated theatre and cinema hoardings. The result delivers conceptual and expanding richness with subtle modernistic sensibilities through smart observation and a visually straightforward combination of letter-forms.
Hilea is a developer of social and environmental art projects and provides design consultation and training services to local artisans in rural Brazil with the objective of improving the quality of life of the ‘traditional population’. Hilea’s visual identity, created by Hyperlocaldesign, neatly resolves sustainability, economy and craft through a rich single colour pine green executed across a tactile uncoated substrate and the emboss of a tall but light H monogram that suggests structure and stability.
Wilsons is a UK-based firm that delivers ‘individual and expert’ law services to the corporate, charity, agricultural and private sectors. Their visual identity, developed by design and strategy studio MyttonWilliams, juxtaposes the simplicity and reductionist qualities of a two-stroke W monogram, the formality and subtle technological sensibilities of a sans serif logo-type set in what looks like FS Lola, alongside the organic and humanist etched illustrative landscapes to convey an honest yet professional legal service delivered with a personal care and a customised approach.