Berkshire Records Office brand identity for local historians
The Berkshire Record Office in Reading, Berkshire houses a permanent & unique collection of local history artefacts.
As we're a design agency based in Reading Berkshire, working for the local record office in Berkshire is always a pleasure to do. We created a new brand identity for the public archives creating a window into the past for the public to delve into their local history. The half arrowhead window visual identity echos the historic past but also acts as a wayfinding signpost or compass into the lovingly restored and catalogued artefacts.
From our work designing the Berkshire Echo, the quarterly Berkshire Record Office newsletter, we discovered a wonderful sketch from the 19th Century of the Herne’s Oak in Windsor Great Park, which fitted perfectly in the arrow logotype.
This formed the primary brand identity which can be used with or without the Herne's Oak when needed. The project also covered:
- brand colour theory
- brand typography
- signage design
The Berkshire Record Office allows people to delve into their local history online or at the purpose-built record and archives office at Coley Ave, Reading Berkshire.
What they say about us
WithBrand's work is highly professional and always looks great, making the most of the source material. They are also a pleasure to deal with.
Lisa Spurrier - Berkshire Record Office