Sadler's Wells . WildCard Brand identity
Sadler's Wells is the UK's leading dance house, uniquely dedicated to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London audiences. WildCard was a new initiative introduced to give artists the opportunity to present the work of their choice. Superfried had previously developed the initial identity, so after the great success I was briefed to develop the marketing literature for season 2 and 3.
Due to the very eclectic mix of performances it was felt that the use of photography was not the right approach and instead we should take a more conceptual graphic route. With this in mind inspiration was supplied by Escher. His 'anything is possible' world's summed up the WildCard initiative perfectly. To convey its eclectic nature an impossible 3D landscape of meandering paths was developed that also concealed a subtle grid.
After the success of season one the client had specified they were interested in pushing the brand further with the use of bold neon inks. So for season 2 a neon orange was adopted for the litho flyers. However, due to limited run the posters would need to be digital. Pantones were no longer an option, so to achieve a vibrant high-impact orange the lettering was applied as a die-cut vinyl. This was effective, but very complex. Consequently, for season 3 a vibrant 100% cyan was employed to ensure efficient consistency.
The second and third seasons even surpassed the first with additional nights scheduled to meet demand.
- Brand Identity
- Art Direction
It was a pleasure to work with Superfried, they were prompt, professional and brought a level of creativity to the project that far exceeded our expectations.
Sally Daniels/ Sadler's Wells