17 Comments on "Barbican Identity Guidelines"

  • glad to see you posting my submission.

  • Oh man I totally forgot that you sent that in. It’s been a while.

  • no problem, keep posting good stuff.

  • Wow, this is really impressive stuff. I wish we got brand guidelines like this through from clients 🙁

  • Sushil says
  • seen and held a copy of this book

  • Michael says

    Wow, what a nice looking book!

  • As the person who commissioned this book (I am Head of Marketing for the Barbican) I am glad you like our brand and the guidelines book.

    North did a fantastic job.


  • I am currently using this brand book at work and it never fails to get me hyped up, I can never get enough of beautiful fat futura. North are tooooo good, the barbican identity as a whole is definitely right up there in my favorite brands.

  • johno says

    Gorgeous. Would love to get my hands on a copy.

  • I am lucky enough to have a copy myself. North do identities beautifully. The production of this is great, love the stark black and white and then the colour examples at the back. It is a shame most companies seem to be opting for PDF versions of guidelines rather than print ones, although I do understand that they are more practical as they can be updated and cost less to produce.

  • Greg says

    Great post. And thanks for the download. What a great piece of work.

  • Kelvin says

    Use of Futura reminds me of 8vo’s identity for the Stedelijk.

  • Kelvin says

    Ooops, my memory fails me, it was for Boymans – van Beuningen museum .
    Good stuff anyway.

  • The stock is really nice too. Just a lovely book

  • Brian says

    well, someone owns ‘grid systems’. highly derivative, but lovely nonetheless.

  • aj foreman says

    the layout is magnificent!

    question, what’s the name of the paper i’am seeing?