We have launched our new brand, our new website, and a whole new way of presenting ourselves to the outside world!
At the heart of this rebrand is our company ethos. The Fifty Five is the thought, planning and strategy we put into everything upfront. And the Five is our delivery of awesome work. Our new logo is rooted in this thinking, so is our colour scheme, the entire website design, even the fonts we use.
This rebrand, our first since I founded the company eight years ago, is also about communicating the company we are today. We are a mature full service agency. We are the experts our tech clients rely on. We are ambitious for ourselves and for those we work with.
There are a whole bunch of cool features of our brand and website I want to share...
The new logo. This is very much grounded in what the Fifty Five and the Five means. So much that the logo really visually clearly separates out the two elements. The first half, the ‘Fifty Five’ represents the thinking and strategy side of the work model. We’ve used Gosha Sans, a rigid, angular sans serif font which lends itself to a feeling of strategy and process.
The second half of the logo, the ‘Five’, is about the execution, it’s the final product that get our clients excited. For this we’ve used Feijoa, combining ligature combinations, to give that feeling of finesse and flourish our work provides. We’ve included the ampersand to balance the wordmark, while providing more visual stimulation.
The brand mark is an alternate adaptation of our story and our logo. We use this mark in instances where the primary logo is too small and becomes illegible, or in situations where the company name will appear next to a profile image, e.g. LinkedIn profile photos.
The brand mark is never used with logo.
Like our story, our brand mark is influenced by time and is based on the concept of fifty five minutes solving a problem, and five minutes executing. It’s devised to represent a minimal clockface, split into the 12 sections of a clock, with the first fifty five lending itself to the
process and strategy, with a mechanical and linear feel.
The five is filled to the centre, to represent the creation part of the process. We use the idea of the 12 sections as more inspiration for our visual identity, using the pattern and 12 sides of the shape to adapt for different messages, adding depth for our designs.
Accessibiity plays a big part in the way we view information. As a marketing agency who aim to branch out to as many people as we can, it’s important that our information is as accessible as possible.
As a general rule, all important information such as titles, body copy or CTAs, should be accessible using this colour guide. Each colour that is visible here is accessible on the colour it sits on in some form. It’s important to read which ones need extra care.
Other items, such as the brand mark iterations, can be used with colour combinations that aren’t accessible, but must be considered as to how important the information is. For example, if information in a diagram is of importance to the context of a point, it needs to be made as accessible as possible.