Big Muddy Urban Farm
A brand identity for a local non-profit that focuses on education and community growth through sustainable food production and a year-long Urban Farmer Residency Program.
In an effort to extend the brand identity a step further, I chose to make the brandbook by hand, using naturalistic textures and materials. The handmade aspect would represent all of the work and care the Big Muddy organization does with their hands on a daily basis.
the big muddy brandmark
As a root vegetable, the beet represents Big Muddy’s involvement, growth, & purpose in the community—it planted its roots in the community in 2011 and has continued to thrive and grow, allowing the community to thrive and grow along with it.
Subtly resembling the letters, E, G, and C, the leaves on the beet represent the 3 pillars of Big Muddy’s identity & business model: Education, Growth, and Community.
The Overall Meaning
The brandmark overall represents who Big Muddy is as a whole: a rooted entity in their community that continually provides education and growth to all, helping to create and maintain sustainable practices, hands-on change, and provide necessary “nutrients” of all kinds.
the big muddy logotype
A combination of both a bold sans serif and fluid script, the type portrays the hands-on and organic aspects of the Big Muddy brand. Both typefaces possess the hand-drawn or handwritten feel and style which goes hand-in-hand with how tactile the brand and its main functions are.
The colors are bright and playful with earthy undertones, using a deep purple, almost an eggplant color, as the darkest color in the palette creates emphasis; the pink pulls the texture color from the beet in the brandmark to make it all cohesive.