Logo Design And Brand Book For a Children’s Charity
KIDS + CHAMPIONS is a children’s charity on a mission to raise money and awareness by filming a helicopter tour around Australia. The funds raised through their campaign will go towards training and pairing adult mentors with children from dysfunctional families who need support, love and attention.
The brand uses social media channels to reach its audience, this is why the visual language relies heavily on a combination of photographs, typography and colors to make an impact. The visual language that I designed for them is fluid and flexible – the brand relies more on it’s visual tone and image combination than on Logo by itself to build brand recognition.
This is the initial mood board that I created for the brand, it would set the atmosphere for the brand and serve as inspiration for the brand mark exploration:
After the initial mood and visual tone was established, I rolled up my sleeves and started putting together some quick ideas. This is what brainstorming and conceptualizing looks like at my studio – nothing beats the good old pen and paper:
Here are the four initial brand mark concepts that came out of the sketches:
All four ideas were liked by the team but the tilted plus sign was eventually chosen as a keeper since the founder was keen on bold, minimalist branding. The plus brand mark became the cornerstone of the brand, symbolising both the helicopter used as transportation for the tour as well as positivity and representing positivity and empowerment. The plus would be used as a standalone brand mark and it would interact with colors, images, typography and photography to form a strong and coherent face for the brand.
A stamp-like logo logo was created around the brand mark to appear on its own on merchandise, vehicles and print:
You can look at the full branding manual that I created here.
Kids + Champions
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– Wayne Butcher, Founder