SomeOne’s Vorticist branding for Halcyon
SomeOne has created a Vorticist-style brand identity for new cultural development The Halcyon, which opens in Islington, London, next year.
The Halcyon will feature a gallery, music and retail spaces, a restaurant and a bar, and will be housed at the former Post Office at 46 Essex Road, which is being refurbished by interiors group ARA.
The project is being developed by Aquarius Investments, which also owns the classic British car brand Bean.
This Bean heritage is referenced in the development, with the Sundowner bar named after a record-breaking 1920s car, and the Thunderbolt restaurant taking its title from a 1930s Land Speed Record holder.
Meanwhile the Halcyon name is, according to SomeOne, intended to reference the halcyon days of Britain’s creative past.
The identity takes inspiration from the early-20th-century Vorticist movement, which SomeOne co-founder Simon Manchipp describes as ‘quite an overlooked movement’.
Manchipp says the identity has also been developed around The Halcyon’s aim to offer ‘all manner of splendid things’.