Growing up in Canada, one could not help but be aware of two telecommunications behemoths and their battle for turf; Shaw and Bell. A couple of years ago, Ian designed Bell’s new logo. In November of last year, Shaw launched their new identity, also designed by Ian.
Ian Brignell also designed a series of customized fonts for Shaw and Bell, but I will discuss these in a separate post.
These images, along with an insightful article about the launch, were featured in an online article by DesignEdge Canada.
Western draws from rich history with new visual identity
The new brand sees Western transition from the Tower logo (adopted in 2000) in favour of an updated version of the shield that appears in Western’s coat of arms. The new logo is coupled with a custom font, created by designer Ian Brignell, who also created a custom font for Harvard University. Both the font, to be registered as ‘Hellmuth’ and the logo will be used to distinguish the overall university, and its faculties and units.
Read the complete article here.
The University of Western’s online magazine Western News profiled Ian in their online magazine. Read it here. (Illustration by Scott Woods)