Lattitude re-brand
Lattitude re-brand
Lattitude re-brand
Lattitude re-brand
Lattitude re-brand

Lattitude re-brand

OPX, London, England, 2008


The re-branding of GAP Activity Projects to Lattitude Global Volunteering covered a number of touch points, but the idea behind the look and feel was to communicate the passion felt by the volunteers themselves. The use of red was emotive and the bespoke typeface gave the identity a handwriting feel, which reflected the personal contribution volunteers make to the communities where they are placed. The effect is expressive, removing the brand from the sphere of other generic gap-year companies and appealing to an audience who wants to immerse themselves in a culture and make a real difference, rather than observing from the safe distance that tourism usually offers.

There were budgetary restrictions due to the nature of the industry (a charity could not spend a lot on its communications materials), but simplicity felt right anyway. Decisions on design were steered not only by the company itself but also by volunteers past and present. It was tested on its intended audience and informed by their experiences; it was a product of something real and felt. As a result, Lattitude emerged as an organization with attitude and heart.

Juror Notes

Really simple; unmistakable on the outside; very well detailed on the inside. Perfect for the audience. 

Collections: AIGA 365: 30 (2009)
Repository: Denver Art Museum
Discipline: Brand and identity systems design
Format: Brand and identity systems


Design firm
Art director
David Bennett
Creative director
Simon Goodall
Ivan Mato, Michael Weber
Team Impression
Printing method
Team Impression
Binding method
Robert Horne, Revive 100
Lattitude Sans (bespoke)
Lattitude Global Volunteering