Adobe Design Achievement Award 2015 Entry

My proposal for Virgin Galactic new brand is to foresee the brand fifty years in the future, where the corporation will have expanded their target audience to a middle-class towards high-class thrill-seekers.

The trip to space can also be about achieving your spirituality and calmness. Virgin Galactic invites you on a journey of your lifetime so you can admire the space as a part of nature, and to remind you how small you are compared to this vast universe.

Brand Guidelines and Process Book are available upon request

Instructor: 
Gerardo Herrera

Virgin Galactic

Branding | Spatial Installation
Spring 2014

 
 
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"I didn't feel like a giant, I felt very,
very small."

 

— Neil Armstrong on his mission to the moon

 
 
 
 
 
 

The idea of the logo comes from the movement of outer space elements. They share similar orbiting pattern, which is circular. Everything in space moves in circle as they follow the central gravity that has a bigger mass. So far, the humanity has witnessed these orbiting from afar. We are a part of the orbiting process but we never see how orbiting from up close looks like.

Thus, Virgin Galactic’s mission is to bring the mankind to space so they can also not only witness, but experience the orbiting process. The circular movement can also represent “one”. Virgin Galactic aims to bring the mankind closer to the universe, to feel it around them, and to experience its majesty and greatness. 

Brand Concept

 
 
 

Admiring nature's beauty

Virgin Galactic hopes that your trip to the outer space is a chance for you to admire nature's beauty at its most majestic level.

 
 

Poster Series

 
 
 
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Printed Collaterals

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Website

 

App

 
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To increase the brand experience, two core spaceplanes (White Knight Two and SpaceshipTwo) of Virgin Galactic would be renamed. The spaceplanes will thus be renamed after the Greek goddesses to carry the essence of the brand sophistication.

Vehicles Livery and Renaming

 
 

Originally named WhiteKnight Two, this jet-powered cargo aircraft that is used to lift the sub-orbital spaceplanes is renamed Hera Mothership. The name is derived from the queen of the goddesses. Hera Mothership is a White Knight Two spaceplane that operates within the Earth’s atmosphere and acts as a launcher of the spaceships. The action of Hera Mothership launching the two sub-orbital spaceplanes to space reflects the goddess Hera becoming the mother to Greek gods.

Hera Mothership

 
 

Spaceships

 

Andromeda

Even though being nearly sacrificed to the gods, Andromeda in the mythology is portrayed as a strong woman, thus reflects the spaceship named after her. Spaceship Andromeda is also named after the galaxy, whose shape draws the inspiration of the brand logo

 

 
 

Eos

Named after from the goddess of dawn, Eos is a Spaceship two, with the characteristics of orange gradients at the tail that transitions to purple towards the middle of the spaceship. The orange is inspired by the color of dawn, thus, the name of the Goddess

 
 
 

Environmental Livery

 
 

Embrace the Serenity Installation serves as a conceptual, promotional campaign to introduce people to Virgin Galactic. The installation invites you to take a trip to space as a journey to enliven your dreams and imagination.

Created using Processing Program and utilizing Kinect motion sensor, people are invited to interact with each word marked on the floor and discover the information on the wall.

Embrace the Serenity

An Interactive Installation