Talawa by Spy, United Kingdom #logo #branding #design
Talawa, Jamaican Patois for “small but feisty”, is an all black theatre company that was created to address a lack of opportunities for minorities and their marginalisation at the time of its founding in 1986. Since then it has grown to become one of the most successful theatres of its type in the United Kingdom.
“Our work is informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, and through that we create outstanding work by cultivating the best in emerging and established Black artists. We invest in talent, develop audiences and inspire dialogue with and within communities across the UK and internationally. By doing so we enrich the cultural life of all.” – Talawa
Talawa has a diverse portfolio of productions, from Shakespeare to African classics, Oscar Wilde to new Black British and Nobel-prize winning playwrights to musicals. Some of these have gone on to win awards, tour internationally, and have provided many of its staff with the skills necessary to go on to develop successful careers in radio, film and television.
London based Graphic design studio Spy worked with the theatre to develop a new brand identity and visual language that would help convey the theatre’s powerful spirit. This went on to include an animated logo, stationery, business cards, posters and website.
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