CCC. Branding the New Center for Cinema and Creation.
In Chile, the cinema industry has grown significantly over the last few years. Chilean movies have gained international recognition among critics and audiences alike, while receiving major awards in the most reputable festivals around the world. Yet, the proliferation of multiplex cinemas has put small arthouse cinemas in risk of extinction, and only a handful of these still exist.
The identity consist of three variables that can be arranged to create endless variations of the identity: A logotype with carved C’s, a variable grid system, and a set of colors to be used as blocks in the grid.
CCC is a new center for cinema that aims to revert this situation with a highly mixed approach. The center has two film theaters, offices, editing rooms, a cafe, and a large terrace. Set to open in Santiago at the end of 2019, the center is restoring a beautiful old townhouse to fit this program. We worked with CCC to create a dynamic identity system for the center along with a toolkit that enables their team to produce a vast array of materials while maintaining high levels of quality and consistency.
We teamed up with designer Simón Sepúlveda to create an identity system to be used across all communications, both in print and on the web. The identity consist of three variables that can be arranged to create endless variations of the identity: A logotype with carved C’s inspired by the graphic patterns in the floor tiles, a variable grid system based on rules of third, and a set of playful background colors to be used as blocks in the grid.
Given the wealth of materials that will be needed for the center, we developed a web application that can be used by the CCC team to create new grid patterns as a starting point for event posters or other communications material. The grid generator is written in React.js.