City of Salford. Destination branding.
The Salford brand embraces all the various partners and stakeholders working to improve the image of the city, from the city council and local strategic partnership, to major players in the city such as The Lowry Hotel and Salford University.
The identity challenges people’s preconceptions of Salford, reflecting a spirit of self-confidence and optimism through a strong, modern and forward-looking visual treatment. It is based around the device ‘IN Salford’, used in conjunction with a range of marketing and ‘doing’ messages, to tell people about services, developments and facilities in a very direct and human way.
Magenta was chosen as a signature colour because it is vibrant, contemporary and highly visible on the streets—and it is sufficiently arresting to force people to rethink their view of Salford.
Implementation has ranged from a complete overhaul of the City Council’s printed materials and website, to vehicle livery, staff uniforms and signage.
Standard Deviations: Prototypes, Archetypes, and Families in Contemporary Design — March 2, 2011–January 30, 2012
Museum of Modern Art exhibition featuring the Salford street sweeper. Completed as part of the destination brand for Salford whilst working with Hemisphere UK.
Project involvedBrand Guidelines - Branded Merchandise Design - Destination Branding - Marketing Communications - Signage - Vehicle Livery - Website Design