ELEE is a personal brand of my client's for which I was commissioned to create a branding package for. The brand focused on music and the role that it played in my client's experience growing up.
For this brief, I collaborated with my client to undertake a range of tasks in order to produce a branding package, eventually for use as a design system. This branding would go on to be used in projects related to the client's personal brand, such as on album releases and in their online presence.
After conducting an initial assessment, I worked to develop imagery around the keys of a piano, which was my client's inaugural instrument. Although we wanted the imagery to be striking and recognizable, we also wanted it to be subtle and straightforward, to better constrast the highly complex logos of prominent music-related brands, such as Yamaha or Gibson.
In the client's brief of their brand, one thing that caught my interest was the way in which studious classical training provided the foundation by which they began to experiment and develop interests in alternative forms of musical expression.
I wanted the logo to reflect this key idea; new perspectives through old foundations. I used a bold, wide typeface that would evoke the minor keys of a piano, then distorted the imagery, at first digitally and eventually by printing, tracing, and re-scanning at a lower resolution in order to introduce variance and grain to the neat vectors.
We eventually decided on one of the roughs, on the basis that it worked both as a wordmark and without the extra type.
In order to further demonstrate the versatility of the mark that had been developed, we developed mockups and potential use cases as key art for the brand.
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