Working with agency RPM, we were given the chance to rebrand Le Col, a cycling brand created by pro rider Yanto Barker. In between racing on the professional circuit, Yanto has spent the last 5 years creating a range of clothing focussing on quality and technologically advanced fabrics – innovation born out of riding and racing. It was a bit of a dream brief really, mixing two of my passions, design and cycling, and here’s where we got to, with more to follow:
Re-cut font for master logo:
The name Le Col is french for the mountain pass, early executions looked at introducing the shape of the mountain, but the font always stood out on its own. Re-cut from Avant Garde, the introduction of the angled sections gave a sense of speed and hint of the mountain without getting too complicated.
We also re-cut the original roundel that had been in place, simplifying the design and creating a device that stood out better on the clothing, and at smaller scale.
A hand drawn variant of the logo for Le Col accessories and lifestyle apparel:
See more at: www.lecol.cc
Agency: RPM, Design in association with Mike Howes, Photography Tristan Holden