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Designing School of Revival

By June 18, 2019 April 22nd, 2020 No Comments

Our logo is an odd little icon for the uninitiated. While I was influenced by modernism, minimalism and the flat design trend of the recent web, there was more that went into my thinking than just aesthetics in designing our school’s look. I thought I would take some time to break it down and draw out what it means to us as a team.

 

The logo has been designed with these three distinct parts in mind:

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The triangle represents three; the Triune God but also the three aspects of revival within our vision: personal, community and global.
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The lower line represents the foundations that will be established in our student’s lives through what we do.
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The outer circle represents us going out into the nations and the world. It also speaks to me of wholeness and unity.

These elements, laid out in this abstract method, allowed us to adopt an aesthetic that translated to different colours and ultimately create a logo that is memorable and recognisable but is uncomplicated enough that it ‘gets out of the way‘ so to speak

Finally, there are some other things that I personally see when I look at our logo that further convey the heart of our school.

One of these images in that of a hand holding an oil lamp. In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a parable of ten virgins waiting for the bridegroom. Our heart as a school is for our students to go on a heart journey to be always readied and full of oil.

The other more obvious visual within the logo is that of a mountain. Matthew, Mark and Luke all describe a transfiguration moment that Jesus experiences on a mountain. I believe that Jesus is the prototype of the transformation and resurrection life that God is pouring out in these days.

I hope this breakdown of our logo was helpful and encouraging for you. What do you see in our logo? I’m keen to hear from you so connect with us on Facebook and let us know.