St Botolphs Church (Boston Stump)

Branding

 

It's not often that something that has existed for some time is not branded in some way. When that something is an extremely famous building it is even less likely... When that building is 700 years old it seems impossible that it has existed for such a long time without some kind of visual icon attributed to it.

 

It was therefore a delight and an honour to create the brand logo for St Botolphs Church - a building of great repute which has served the town of Boston as a land mark, a navigational positioning tool for seamen, an outstanding piece of architecture and a place of worship for so many generations.

 

Over the course of 2009, many celebratory events took place. In Sync Design worked with Peter Coleman, the chief fundraiser and public relations officer at the Stump to produce all the publicity material needed for the many exciting events.

 

See below for some of the work we produced.

St Botolphs 700 years celebration logo

700 Year Celebration

Doddington Hall Guidebook Cover

It's Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, is the Patron for St Botolphs and on a number of occasions we presented various projects which she was later to view when she returned for the Flower Festival.

700 Year Events

The Time Line

The main focus of the exhibition was a time line which we designed to appeal to a diverse range of audiences. Rather than focus on the Church itself, we ensured that all elements of local life through the ages were covered to ensure that there was something for everyone.

700 Years Events

Because the events leaflet was to be sent to many destinations both national and international and it was to be displayed in a raked display system, we wanted to produce a leaflet which would stand 'head & shoulders' above it's neighbours. We designed this leaflet to stand proud of it's competitors and also to be folded in a way that made it very practical for audiences to find out what was on during the time of their specific visit.

700 Years Flower Festival

We chose to promote all events using a specific colour palette to aid the corporate style which identifying and drawing attention to individual events within the programme. Due to the diverse nature of the events, the palette acted as a visual touch-stone and helped the events to be psychologically linked.

700 Years celebration

Event Tickets

The colour palette is clear to see from the tickets we designed (above) for each of the events.

700 Years celebration

Adverts

Throughout the year we produced a number of adverts for the various events, all following a similar corporate theme to enable audiences to make visual links between the range of diverse events.

700 Years celebration

Posters

We also produced a number of posters for the various events, again following a similar corporate theme to enable audiences to make visual links between the range of diverse events.

700 Years celebration

Event Banner

In order to alert the public within the town, we produced banners to promote the various events being held in and around the Church.

700 Years celebrations

Flower Festival DVD

Created by students from the

University of Lincoln

One of the events was a Flower Festival which took place in June and attracted thousands of visitors from around the World. Four students from the University of Lincoln recorded the displays and worked to a very tight time scale prior to the exhibition opening. The DVD was then sold to the visitors and is still for sale in the Church shop and on their website. Thanks go to: Dan Hunter,
Scott Farrow, Sam French & Mike Robertson.

700 Years celebration

Multimedia - created by students

from the University of Lincoln

Click the image to watch a virtual tour of
St Botolphs Church - also known as Boston Stump

Click the image to watch a historical tour of St Botolphs Church - also known as Boston Stump

Both of the above 'Soundslide' productions were created from scratch by a group of extremely talented students from the Media, Humanities & Technology Faculty at the University of Lincoln.
Thanks go to: Emma Bibby, Lauren Taute, Alyssa Schafer, Sarah Wilkinson, Alex Olano Salinas and
Adam Sowerby.

 

700 Years celebration

Children's Play area - created by students from the University of Lincoln

Above & below are photographs taken of the children's play area which was designed by students from the University of Lincoln for the 700 years celebrations. As you can see, it's not just the children who enjoyed playing with the games!

Thanks go to: Sam French, Rhys (Teddy) Grant, Jess Hamilton, Dan Hunter, Khris Kirkwood, Samantha Rhind, Nic Skiathitis.

Leaflets

St Botolphs restoration and development appeal leaflet

Flyer

Website

In Sync Design designed the website for the three churches in the Parish of Boston,
we then trained a member of staff to make updates.