'Make in' Makerspaces

Identity

Brief

Make in Camden is a research project by Central Saint Martins exploring creating community run Makerspaces. Initially for Camden, but with a view to being rolled out across communities throughout the country.

Front and back covers for Artefact issue 16. Illustration by Hank Zacle

Insight

The identity consists of a core logo, supported by icons, and guidelines that enable consistency to be kept across the spaces, without the need to be centrally controlled by a designer.

The typeface used throughout is Poppins which is a friendly and welcoming sans serif, which is freely available on Google fonts - ensuring each makerspace could use it without additional cost.

Photograph of local people residents using the prototype maker space in Camden.
Photograph of local people residents using the prototype maker space in Camden.

After gathering research and trialling different activities across the borough a full prototype makerspace was set up at central Saint Martins offering workshops open to all over the space of a week. Based on the success of the trial, they received the support of the council and funding to take it to the next stage.

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