Brand Book

Get to know the Living Creations® brand identity – learn how to use it and bring it to life.

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Hydrangea pan. Living Little Blossom® in pot
Hydrangea pan. Living Little Blossom®
Living Creations® plant labels
Hydrangea pan. Living Little Blossom® in pot

Who we are

Living Creations® provides the ultimate garden experience, everlasting and trouble-free. Our Hydrangeas are visually attractive plants that are easy to maintain, can withstand severe winters, bloom every summer, boost biodiversity and last a lifetime.

Hydrangea pan. Living Little Blossom®

Who we serve

From professional horticulture geeks to those not blessed with green thumbs. They’re people united by their love of plants. We know them because we share their passion.

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What we look like

Our visual identity is universally applicable, and based on black and white. The minimalistic design lets our plants take centre stage. We introduce colour through images of our Hydrangeas.

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Our logo is universally applicable and based on minimalistic shapes. Its legibility works at any size, on any application.



Clearspace logo

The clearspace around the logo is equal to the first four letters ‘LIVI’.





Clearspace icon

The clearspace around the icon is equal to 20% of the icon.









Colour

The logo should be white on darker backgrounds and black on lighter backgrounds.










Logo guidance



Do use the logo, don’t type out Living Creations in other fonts.


Don’t stretch or manipulate the logo.


Do only use the logo in black-grey or white-grey.



Do always use the tagline (last a lifetime) in grey against a black or white background.


Do use the logo in pure black or white on a photograph.


Don’t use outlines or other design options.

Logo

Our logo is universally applicable and based on minimalistic shapes. Its legibility works at any size, on any application.


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Clearspace logo

The clearspace around the logo is equal to the first four letters ‘LIVI’.



Clearspace icon

The clearspace around the icon is equal to 20% of the icon.




Colour

The logo should be white on darker backgrounds and black on lighter backgrounds.





Logo guidance


Do use the logo, don’t type out Living Creations in other fonts.


Don’t stretch or manipulate the logo.


Do only use the logo in black-grey or white-grey.


Do always use the tagline (last a lifetime) in grey against a black or white background.


Do use the logo in pure black or white on a photograph.


Don’t use outlines or other design options.

Colour

We have a minimal palette of brand colours, dominated by black and white. The colours are used to provide accessibility, simplicity and consistency throughout all our brand communications. We employ grey to call out moments of support and other important interactions between user and brand. Do we ever use colour? Only through images of our Hydrangeas.


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Colour

We have a minimal palette of brand colours, dominated by black and white. The colours are used to provide accessibility, simplicity and consistency throughout all our brand communications. We employ grey to call out moments of support and other important interactions between user and brand. Do we ever use colour? Only through images of our Hydrangeas.


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Primary brand colours

Our primary brand colours are black and white. White lets our premium black work for us while providing a lighter feel.



LC BLACK

RGB | 0 0 0

CMYK | 50 50 50 100

HEX | 000000

PMS | Black


LC WHITE

RGB | 255 255 255

CMYK | 00 00 00 00

HEX | FFFFFF

PMS | White






Secondary brand colour

LC Grey is an important colour that should be used sparingly for moments of support.


LC GREY

RGB | 148 148 148

CMYK | 16 11 12 32

HEX | 949494

PMS | 421 U

Primary brand colours

Our primary brand colours are black and white. White lets our premium black work for us while providing a lighter feel.



LC BLACK

RGB | 0 0 0

CMYK | 50 50 50 100

HEX | 000000

PMS | Black


LC WHITE

RGB | 255 255 255

CMYK | 00 00 00 00

HEX | FFFFFF

PMS | White

Secondary brand colour

LC Grey is an important colour that should be used sparingly for moments of support.


LC GREY

RGB | 148 148 148

CMYK | 16 11 12 31

HEX | 949494

PMS | 421 U

Summary


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Embrace the power of black and white

Our primary brand colours are black and white. They are used to provide accessibility, simplicity and consistency throughout all our brand communications.







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Bring in colour through images

We bring in colour through images of our Hydrangeas. That way, they take centre stage.





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Highlight the most important message

In a busy world, no one has time to read the entire text. That’s why we are big fans of highlighting the most important message.



Typography

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These are the typefaces we use. They are the pillars of our brand identity. Our typography is a combination of Scandinavian minimalism and classic elegance.









Typography guidance


Don’t adjust tracking or kerning.


Don’t use all caps. Ever.


Do use the recommended line-spacing for optimal legibility.



Don’t use coloured typography. Black, white and grey only.


Don’t make any of the hierarchy levels the same size or scale as another one.


Do a always align to the right or centre text. Never to the left.

Images

Our photography inspires our audience of young and old, customers and partners, local and global. Images of how Living Creations® Hydrangeas are grown at the nursery are unnecessary for consumer marketing. We build on how it feels to enjoy a Hydrangea in your garden.


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Images

Our photography inspires our audience of young and old, customers and partners, local and global. Images of how Living Creations® Hydrangeas are grown at the nursery are unnecessary for consumer marketing. We build on how it feels to enjoy a Hydrangea in your garden.


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Serenity and simplicity

Our photography is characterised by its serenity and simplicity. We combine our Hydrangeas with plants that suit this minimalism, e.g. bamboo and grasses.

Natural conditions

From professional horticulture geeks to those not blessed with green thumbs. They’re people united by their love of plants. We know them because we share their passion.

Distinctive characteristics

Focus on the distinctive features of our Hydrangeas. This will highlight our cultivars’ unique qualities. Use closeups for the win.

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Language

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Beyond word and style choices, our tone of voice embodies our belief in keeping plant care easy and accessible for everyone.

Language

Beyond word and style choices, our tone of voice embodies our belief in keeping plant care easy and accessible for everyone.


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Summary


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Easy to understand at a glance

We prefer simple and direct language. Clear and straightforward communication is what we strive for.







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Let Living Creations Hydrangeas introduce themselves

Every Hydrangea has its own story to tell. That’s why they introduce themselves to their future owners. Let’s be honest, we can’t do that better.







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An ecosystem of Living Creations

For consistency we always add the word ‘Living’ to all of our cultivar names. The power of repetition ensures recognisability.



Iconography

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Inspired by globally known symbols and designed in a clear and recognisable way. The result is quick and effective communication.







How to use this guide

All of the Living Creations’ brand features are proprietary. By using any of the trademarks, logos, designs and/or other brand features, you acknowledge your acceptance of the terms in the brand guidelines.


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Iconography

Inspired by globally known symbols and designed in a clear and recognisable way. The result is quick and effective communication.


Request icons

How to use this guide

All of the Living Creations’ brand features are proprietary. By using any of the trademarks, logos, designs and/or other brand features, you acknowledge your acceptance of the terms in the brand guidelines.


Download terms and conditions