Festival of the Winds

A type-driven brand identity with elegance and playful wonder 




Time
8 weeks

Class
Junior Spring Communications Studio with Kelsey Elder

Task
Develop an identity system for one of the following real-world scenarios; an exhibition, a conference, or a festival. I chose to design an identity system for Sydney’s annual kite festival, the Festival of the Winds.



Brand voice

This identity invokes feelings of playfulness and elegance, based on the wonderful memories of a child at the beach looking up at the colorful shapes dancing in the air.




Festival of the Winds, 2019



Logotype

The logotype utilizes connected ligatures reminiscent of kite strings.




Motion

Movement is inspired by physical qualities of kite flying, like gusts and currents of wind.






Website

Discovering and playing joyful moments with dragging, hovering, and scrolling

 
Try it out at https://festivalofthewinds.netlify.app. There currently isn’t a mobile version.

Github






Print explorations

Physical play through posters


Concept 1.
A poster that turns into a kite.

FRONT ︎︎︎

BACK ︎︎︎
Concept 2a.
A long poster with kite stickers that doubles as a jumping contest.


Concept 2b.
Poster at scale; intended to make you look up and jump.