Bristol design agency Fiasco Design re-brand Tobacco Factory Theatres

Award winning creative agency Fiasco Design have just released behind the scenes footage of their bold re-brand for Tobacco Factory Theatres.

Commissioned to design wall graphics and signage for the Bristol based Factory Theatre and bar/cafe area, the Fiasco team were also asked to design easy to navigate signage for the building.

Commissioned by Tobacco Factory Theatres back in January 2015, Fiasco Design undertook an initial research period, responding with a brand book which had a single organsing thought at the centre of it: ‘Creativity rooted in tradition’ which the team used as a jumping off point for their design process to create a visual identity to reflect the companies 10 year history as a cultural leader in the South West.

Building on themes such as assembly, collectivism and diversity, Fiasco designed a custom display typeface – Assembly – with two weights: Outline & Regular, as Ben Steers revealed. “The font was born from the idea that the total effectiveness of the whole organisation is made up by it’s various different shows and activities within the local community.


Fiasco Design created a new typeface ‘Assembly’ to “represent the collective nature of the organisation.”

Assembly has been used throughout Tobacco Factory Theatre’s new identity, from use within the logotype to stationary, building signage and other printed applications and online.

Watch the behind the scenes film on how Fiasco created wall graphics, signage and wayfinding for Tobacco Factory Theatres below:

Tobacco Factory Theatres signage and wayfinding from Fiasco Design on Vimeo.



Posted on Jan 14th, 16 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

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