Our strategic approach helped Brooklyn Center Community Schools find inspiration within a brand archetype that aligned with their unique values, personality and vision for the future. As fearless “challengers” of the status quo and champions of the marginalized, individuals like Bryan Stevenson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. became examples of their bold brand voice.
Standing front & center so our voices are heard.
We helped BCCS develop a unifying idea that became the foundation for their new brand platform – “We stand front & center.” Since its implementation in 2020, the brand idea has become a rallying cry for BCCS and its students, filling the hallways and classrooms across its schools. Designed to be open-ended, the rallying cry gave students and staff an opportunity to take ownership, expanding its reach into multiple topics.
An identity designed to challenge the status quo.
Bold strategy requires a bold delivery. We designed a gutsy identity that put their voice on center stage, giving students and staff a powerful toolkit for their transformative messages. No stone was left unturned as nearly every aspect of the identity was thoughtfully designed to concisely align with their values and mission. It’s an identity that serves a community and a cause, providing a framework for their enduring and fearless spirit.
Readying its bow, the Centaur has a powerful message to deliver – the truth shall set you free. We reimagined the iconic mascot, giving it new meaning as a bold truth-teller capable of delivering a powerful jolt to the status quo.
A design system created in the image of the community.
Bold and diverse, the new identity system reflects the contrasting make up of the community. It was designed to highlight the diversity of the community by mixing and matching font combinations, creating a blended appearance that distinctively sets them apart. With a seemingly endless number of combinations, the identity always remains fresh.
BCCS builds on this brand every day through robust communications supported by CESO Communications that have created a strong connection between the district and its community while giving the students and staff a sense of pride, ownership and passion for their community school.