Up up and away… launch of a new identity for children’s cancer charity
Designhouse was asked by charity, Robbie’s Rehab, to create a new identity to support their ground-breaking outpatient rehabilitation services for children with brain tumours.
Originally called robbiesrally, Robbie’s Rehab was established at Southampton General Hospital by Robbie Keville’s family following his death from a brain tumour in 2016, aged 10.
The challenge was to create an identity that balanced childhood happiness and innocence with the more serious proposition of fundraising efforts to establish Robbie’s Rehab as an indispensable service.
The new logo features a playful ‘R’ with a simple balloon infill that evokes innocence, happiness and childhood. The use of the balloon is especially poignant for Robbie’s old classmates, who meet annually to remember him and release a purple balloon in his memory.
The ‘R’ is flexible and can be customised for specific fundraising events with alternative iconography in the middle.
A new, upper case softer font replaces the lower case used with the original logo. Purple, Robbie’s favourite colour, is retained as the single, flat colour.
Robbie’s father and founder of Robbie’s Rehab:
“As we grow, we need an identity that stays true to Robbie’s original vision and reflects our key aim of rehabilitation, helping get children who have suffered brain tumours back to normal, happy lives post treatment. The team at Designhouse have done an excellent job in capturing the true spirit of Robbie’s Rehab and we would like to thank them for their outstanding support.”
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