London Cares was entering an exciting new phase of their journey – becoming an independent non-profit organization.
PixelPlot’s goal was simple and ambitious. Create a visible, transformation in name and look, while communicating a steadfast commitment to vision and mission.
The new London Cares brand had to make a direct connection with the hearts and minds of funders, partners, community members, and most importantly, the individuals they serve.
What We Did to Tell the Story
The Meaning Behind the Brand
“New Name. New Look. Same Impact.” emerged as the driving force behind the rebranding process. With that in mind, the new London Cares logo had to tell a powerful story.
To better understand the London Cares’ story and how to convey it through their brand identity, we got to know London Cares – who they were, what motivated them, and why they do this work.
This understanding inspired the London Cares logo. The shape of the house is a path that represents the journey from the experience of homelessness to finding a home. The continuous line creates the shape of a person inside the house, to convey the message that individuals are at the core of London Cares’ work. The orange colour aligns the energy and passion the London Cares team has for its work and their belief that homelessness can be solved.
Identity and Marketing with Purpose
Everything created for London Cares was meticulously designed to ensure that it perfectly told their story. Letterhead, envelopes, postcards, and retractable banners created a consistent brand experience.
T-shirts were also designed for staff. The t-shirts were critical to the operations of London Cares. They were the primary way in which individuals experiencing homelessness would be able to identify staff if they needed support from the London Cares team.
Business Card Design
Three different designs were created. Each transmitted and maintained the brand identity.
London Cares’ Impact and Vision for the Future
London Cares had been “rolling up their sleeves” and quietly working in the community since 2008. With the launch of their new brand, London Cares was ready to boldly share their plan for the future.
The London Cares Case for Support did just that. It’s where they re-introduced themselves to the community, shared their experiences and the work they do to solve homelessness, and articulated what’s next as they work towards their vision and mission.
The layout of the case for support was intentional – beautiful design, powerful imagery, and easy to understand.
The images used by London Cares had to capture the essence of their work – stock images wouldn’t cut it. We had the opportunity to tag along with the London Cares team, capturing them in action, as they did what they do best – building a bridge from street to home.
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How It’s Designed Should Be Too.
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