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These guidelines have been created by the Barbican Studio, which is the in-house design team at the Barbican Centre, London. The Studio creates most of the visual material for the Centre. It is based in the Marketing Department and consists of four permanent designers.

The current structure of the design team was created in 2011 and coincides with a major rebranding project undertaken by North. The philosophy of the team is based on the visual guidelines North created at the time. These set out a flexible system influenced by the Centre’s vision of ‘arts without boundaries’ and includes strong visual elements that allow freedom and diversity.

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Annual Themes

We have annual themes which link events across the Centre.

Each year a lock up is created to use with events that are part of the annual theme programme.

The lock up is positioned in a corner of the layout. Its size is relative to the size of the layout.

Updated Feb 19