Studio Output rebrands media company Intelligence Squared

In the company of some of the world’s sharpest minds, Intelligence Squared encourages and inspires new thinking across politics, technology, science and arts – through live events and online content.

With a growing reputation in the corridors of power, the brand needed an overhaul of identity and digital presence to help move its businesses forward.

Studio Output’s challenge was to create a premier forum for debate, peppered with progressive and provocative content, that could transition the brand from a host of live events to the facilitator of world-shaping conversations.

Output’s work started by developing a dynamic user experience and content strategy that made navigation of the new site more intuitive and allowed it to host multiple forms of content – from written articles to videos, podcasts and curated lists. The new system means the brand can facilitate a patchwork of opinion from multiple debates across a variety of topics.

Alongside compelling content, the site needed to function more effectively as a sales channel. Output designed the UX to make the process of buying event tickets simple and seamless – giving the brand the best possible chance of conversion. 

To complement the intelligent content, Output evolved the existing word mark and brand identity to create a new, elegant design language. Inspired by high-end editorial design, a smart yet classic typeface and a bold but balanced colour system were introduced to inject gravitas and authority into the brand.

To bring audiences closer to the action, a more considered photography style has also been added, featuring contributor’s expressions and highlighting subtle details that would normally only be noticed up-close.

The result is a new, powerful digital presence for the Intelligence Squared brand – made possible by the adapted identity that will ensure cut-through and coherence across every channel.

Source: Studio Output

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