Our modified 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.
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.
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.
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.
— D&AD Wood Pencil for Logo
— Transform Silver Award for Typography
— Selected for Creative Review Annual 2018
— Design Week’s Top 10 Logos of 2017