Our licenced brand font for UK greetings card giant Moonpig perfectly captured its mantra ‘life is more light-hearted on the moon”. Random, wobbly and fun, it’s modern, quirky and accessible.
Based in London and Guernsey, Moonpig sells personalised greeting cards, flowers and gifts. The company has a 90% share of the online greeting card market in the UK, with nearly six million cards shipped each year.
Moonpig wanted a full rebrand to support its ambitions for growth. It needed to turn around perceptions of being a bit ‘cheap and cheerful’, but without losing the element of fun that had brought so much in the first place.
“The team at F37 played a huge part in the award-winning rebrand for Moonpig, allowing us to successfully replace our old-fashioned cartoon logo with a modern yet fun logotype. The team were helpful, adaptable and innovative, delivering a unique typeface that formed a cornerstone of the brand’s visual identity. ”
James Turner — Creative Director, Moonpig
Working together with Ian Styles, Simon Smith, Stuart Hammersley and Moonpig’s in-house creative team, we created and developed a custom bespoke type family that plays a key role in Moonpig’s new brand identity. We used our F37 Ginger type family as the foundation, creating a new Demi weight called Moonpig Lift-Off.
This weight features three styles of alternates, with random programming, giving it a playful yet structured execution. It consists of four subclasses: a regular class for the normal design of the characters; one for the ‘lift’ characters; another for the ‘wobbly’ characters; and the last for a more complex group of characters that ‘shake’. We developed a digital script based on quantum mechanics, that considered contextual character placement. This allowed for more randomness when typing out the font.
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