Meet NorthStar, Fanshawe College's new logo. On Wednesday, April 2, Fanshawe officially launched its new brand and visual identity.
Fanshawe unveils new branding
LONDON, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - At a celebration live-streamed to
staff at all campuses today, Fanshawe President Peter Devlin unveiled
the College's new brand and visual identity. The new brand promise - to educate, engage, empower and excite - reflects Fanshawe's desire to help people reach their full potential.
"Fanshawe has been the go-to place for successfully navigating change
for almost 50 years," says College President Peter Devlin. "Our look
may have changed, but our commitment to unlocking the potential of
students, staff, alumni, businesses and communities continues as strong
Fanshawe has dubbed its redesigned logo NorthStar, because of its visual and symbolic link to the star famous for helping
generations of travellers find their way. In an online survey, NorthStar was preferred two to one over all other concepts, including the old
logo, with survey respondents describing it as bold, innovative and
"The time is right for us to do this," says Devlin. "Competition is
increasing, demographics are changing and colleges have to strengthen
their reputation to ensure long-term success. In response, we have
developed a clear, compelling and distinct profile and story - now
watch what we do with it!"
The rebranding effort, which began in the summer of 2013, gathered input
through a series of online and in-person surveys, workshops and
individual interviews. More than 6,000 responses were received from all
College audiences, including prospective students, current students,
staff, alumni, guidance counsellors, business and academic leaders,
government and community partners.
"NorthStar and the new brand give Fanshawe a single look and message across all
our campuses and community locations, and it's perfect for the
College," says Devlin. "I believe staff, students, alumni and
prospective students will be proud to be associated with it for many
years to come."
This is the first rebranding exercise the College has undertaken since
1981, when the image of four stylized Fs was created to represent the
four counties served by Fanshawe campuses -NorthStar is a dynamic reinterpretation of that symbol with the four Fs being
The changes in Fanshawe's visual identity are not limited to the launch
of a new logo - it also includes a slight colour shift to the same red
used for the Canadian flag - reflecting the College's desire to be seen
as a national education leader; a new font (Gotham); and use of the
single word Fanshawe in most communications and branded materials. The
legal name - the Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology - will
remain unchanged and be used where appropriate.
The home page of Fanshawe's website has been given a fresh new look to
reflect the new brand identity and outdoor and indoor signage at
Fanshawe campuses will be changed gradually over the coming year.
Complete details about the new brand are available at http://www.fanshawec.ca/brandstory.
With 17,000 full-time students, 26,000 part-time students, over 153,000
alumni, Fanshawe is one of Ontario's largest colleges. With five
campuses serving close to half a million people, Fanshawe has been
providing excellence in academic learning and industry training for
over 45 years. The College attracts students from approximately 50
countries every year. Fanshawe opens up a world of possibilities for
students in more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate programs,
along with apprenticeship training.
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SOURCE: Fanshawe College
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