We recently entered a contest for logo design and logo system for Sofia as a candidate city for European capital of culture in 2019. Our project was selected by the international jury for an exhibition during the Sofia Design Week 2011.
The concept behind the smiling buddy is to present Sofia and people living there as friendly and curious about knowledge and culture. That’s why the symbols “2019” form a smiled buddy.
A stationery set. The colorful smiling logo makes the white space look warm and cosy.
CD and t-shirt branding. White can look so good.
One of our favorite streets in Sofia was closed for art at the end of Sofia Design Week. It was cool to have a huge board with your designs of the logo at the exhibition in the city centre. It’s always nice to see the people’s reaction when passing by and discussing the designs in front of the authors of the designs.
Some strangers passing by … ;)
You can find more information about the European Capital of Culture project here.
Sketches and other materials from the brand design process
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Different stages from the logo creation process.
A few examples of the other concepts that we developed.
And some sketches for dessert: