Cathedral Isle of Man

Cathedral Isle of Man

We carried out a full re-brand for the Cathedral Isle of Man and provided a range of materials for a multi-million-pound fundraising campaign. The logo was designed to incorporate the cathedral’s artistic and religious heritage, with influence from renowned Manx artist Archibald Knox. 

INTRODUCTION 

Located in Peel on the Isle of Man, the cathedral was built in 1879–84 and was formally known as The Cathedral Church of Saint German and Peel Cathedral.
 
 

CHALLENGE

With a multi-million-pound fundraising campaign planned the cathedral wanted a logo that was modern-looking to reflect the exciting changes underway there. They felt it should incorporate movement, in the same way as the Three Legs of Man symbol is a dynamic design, and also reflect their artistic and religious heritage. The cathedral would also need a range of day-to-day materials featuring the new logo, such as service booklets, event promotion and signage to name but a few. Campaign materials would also be needed together with a new website.  

SOLUTION

We carried out a full re-brand for the Cathedral Isle of Man and provided a range of materials for the multi-million-pound fundraising campaign including literature, banner stands, digital adverts and an impressive new website. The logo was designed to incorporate the cathedral’s artistic and religious heritage, with influence from renowned Manx artist Archibald Knox. It instantly attracted acclaim from a number of website reviews, ot least from Stock Logos who said "the design, created by Titman Firth, is light years ahead of anything else". Take a look at the article here – it’s an interesting read. Also featured by Logolounge.

OUTCOME

The result was a successful fundraising campaign resulting in the implementation of its goals, such as the development of the gardens and an increase in cathedral awareness, visitors and community support.

"We enjoy an excellent Client/Creative relationship with Titman Firth. Their understanding of the very special requirements of a Cathedral is reflected in their original yet sympathetic approach to our re-branding of Cathedral Isle of Man. We now have a suite of literature co-ordinating with the website, ranging from outdoor posters to service books, visitor experience leaflets etc., which combines strong images with clean, modern lines yet retaining a Celtic influence. TF respond quickly to both large and small projects and no query is ever too trivial - they are always willing to "go the extra mile" in order to get the desired result, giving superior customer service and taking a real pride in their work."
Judith Ley – Honorary Lay Canon, Cathedral Isle of Man

LAUNCHED BY THE PRINCESS ROYAL

HRH The Princess Royal unveiled a Foundation Stone covered by the logo, the stone forms the centre of a Labyrinth based upon the famous labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France. It's part of one of the nineteen gardens which tell the story of Christian and Manx culture over the past 1,500 years. HRH The Princess Royal, is Patron of the Cathedral's Campaign. More information can be found on the cathedral's website.

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