Not Impossible Awards 2019
About the Client
Not Impossible Labs is an award-winning technology incubator and content studio whose mission is to change the world through technology and story. On June 1st, 2019, the second edition of the Not Impossible Awards honored the people who are making strides in this purpose-driven technological movement. The celebration included various forms of inspiring entertainment, as well as the premieres of several of the films that documented the winners’ journeys. We proudly partnered with Not Impossible to redesign and elevate the event’s branding, visually translating their beautiful mission into a bold and disruptive design system.
About the Challenge
We wanted to channel Not Impossible’s brand and values into something that felt new and attractive while remaining informative and direct. Everything that we designed had to portray the brand’s highly technological background as well as their humanitarian goals. Many of the items we designed, including the award show’s logo, were a big part of the company’s already established identity, so we had to find a way to make the visualization of their personality immediately perceivable and yet still pertinent in years to come.
One of the first things we did was give the brand’s signature “impossible cube” a refreshing new twist. Everything from the typography, to the photo filters, the color schemes, and the overall layouts, was made to portray a balance between the company’s technological nature and its very personal and human focus. By using a very bold, pop approach, we also managed to make items that stood out and called attention to the brand’s important mission.
One of the things that most inspired us when we were trying to come up with solutions was Not Impossible’s idea of an impossible object and their original use of the color orange, a color often associated with encouragement, creativity, and determination. This was also the base of our color scheme. From those starting points we were able to create branding and assets that were still definitive of the brand but that looked more modern and stimulating than the previous year’s designs.
Renata Amaral Morris,
Founder and CEO
Partner and COO