A Jamaican celebration

Designer Jon Daniel created the new identity for last weekend’s Brixton Splash festival, alongside street banners (above) and a gallery of ‘Jamaicons’ posters to celebrate the 50th anniverary of the country’s independence

Designer Jon Daniel created the new identity for last weekend’s Brixton Splash festival, alongside street banners (above) and a gallery of ‘Jamaicons’ posters to celebrate the 50th anniverary of the country’s independence…

The Brixton Splash free street festival took place on Sunday August 5 and featured a rebranded logo from Daniel (on banner, above), who used the Jamaican motto, ‘Out of Many, One People’ as a theme to reflect the country’s fifty years of independence.

The rebrand included the new logo applied on all related festival material, with superlite posters sited across the Lambeth area of south London and street banners hung throughout Brixton high street. Daniel also made a series of poster artworks celebrating ‘Jamaicons’.

These graphic artworks are currently being shown on the side of the famous Ritzy Picturehouse cinema – the first time that the institution has allowed their ‘picture wall’ to be used in this way since it was launched four years ago.

Figures illusrated on the ‘Jamaicons’ wall include Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Linton Johnson, Michael Holding, Merlene Ottey, Mary Seacole, Queen Nanny, Grace Jones and, of course, Usain Bolt (above), who went on to celebrate victory in the Olympic 100m during the evening of the festival.

All photography by Martha Love. More of Daniel’s work at jon-daniel.com.


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