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Midas Cladding

Applying the Midas touch to a company's rebrand

How we transformed the visual identity of an established cladding company from a white van stereotype to an industry leading organisation.

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The Task

Following a period of rapid expansion and broadening of their service offering, Midas challenged us to transform their old company logo and overall company image into a new brand that would reflect their dynamism and forward-thinking culture.

Our Approach

Our branding project discovery and research phase saw us really get under the skin of the company. Extracting underlying information and knowledge from key stakeholders allowed us to move effectively onto the next phase: our idea generation.

Research & Exploration

Moodboard 1
Moodboard 2

Presented Ideas

Following our extensive research and ideas exploration stage, we submitted a range of ideas for consideration to the company. All ideas were presented with sound rationale that conveyed the results of our brand workshop, stakeholder concerns and aspirations and project discovery phase.

Logo idea 1
Logo idea 2
Logo idea 3
Logo idea 4

The Design

The building blocks that make up the logo - the 'M' mark, the logotype and the strapline - are stacked; a subtle reference to the industry. The strapline acts as a foundation, the experience and history instilled in the company providing a solid platform from which to grow and develop.

The overarching, almost roof-like 'M' mark evokes feelings of protection and security - a reference to the work Midas undertakes with its clients. It is reflective of the all-encompassing nature of Midas, enveloping all the services they provide 'under one roof'. The arrow shape within the mark denotes accurancy and dynamism and also points directly to 'Midas', adding emphasis to the company name.

The shape of the 'M' is also a subtle reference to Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge, reflecting Midas's heritage and beginnings.

Midas logo variants
Midas logo clear space
Midas logo colors

Primary Font

The Ubuntu font family, from Google Fonts, is the primary font for the Midas brand. It was chosen to compliment the Midas logo whilst also fitting well with the overall feel of the company. It has an extensive range of weights, making it flexible for a variety of uses across different media.

Midas primary font

Secondary Font

The sceondary font for the Midas brand is Roboto Slab, from Google Fonts. It has been chosen because it works alongside both the primary font and also the Midas logo.

Midas secondary font

Enhancing the User's Online Experience

Visit Site Website screenshot

UX and Fully Responsive Web Design

Along with the updated brand, Midas wanted to completely overhaul their web presence. Utilising the new brand, we designed and built a new, fully responsive website, focusing on user experience and effectively promoting Midas's core services. The new site delivers much richer content that looks beautiful regardless of the user's device.

Application of the brand

Our provision of creative services for Midas also extended to marketing collateral. The brand was applied into a wide range of additional applications aimed at conveying a consistent and professional image across all marketing channels.

Additional scope of work included:

  • Brand application across internal stationery
  • Advertising and promotional merchandise
  • Internal and external signage
  • Vehicle livery
  • Animated ad hoardings
  • Social media development
  • Ongoing creative support
Midas presentation

"We hired VIA Creative to help us through a very important step for us, a re-branding that not only included changing the company logo and developing a new website but helped us redefine our company ethos and culture.

Right from the initial stages, it was clear to see that VIA is a forward-thinking, creative, professional and passionate agency. VIA collaborated extensively with me and my team in order to get the right result."

Martin Gilbey, MD Midas

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