Mr B & Friends creates new branding for cloud company

The studio has created a new visual identity for UKCloud, which provides cloud services for public bodies like the NHS.


Mr B & Friends has created a new brand identity for UKCloud, a company which provides cloud services for public sector organisations like the National Health Service (NHS) and Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The new logo is a cloud-like shape, rather than a server shape, which the company’s previous logo indicated, says Steven Richardson, executive creative director at Mr B & Friends.

Aims to look like a button

It also aims to imply simplicity and ease of use, he says, with a “bold” green colour scheme and an identity which looks like “the push of a button”, he says, along with a simple lowercase logotype.

“We looked at brands like EasyJet to create a design system that was simple, and to indicate that people know what they’re getting,” he says.

“Continual cycle of services”

He says the helix-shaped logo could also be interpreted as an infinity symbol, to represent the “continuing cycle of services” that the public sector provides.

The use of one smaller circle at the centre of the helix and one larger one indicates how each public service business is “attached to a bigger system going on around the UK”, Richardson adds.

Previously called Skyscape

The rebrand also sees a name change for the company, which was previously called Skyscape.

The change to UKCloud allegedly aims to remove associations of the company with the Sky brand, as both companies are within the technology sector, says Richardson.

UKCloud provides cloud services for UK public sector organisations including the Home Office, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the MoD and the NHS.

The new branding will be applied to all online and print applications.


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  • Simon September 20, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Nice clean simple logo but reminds me too much like the Adobe Creative Cloud icon

  • Alex Mercer September 20, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Looks just like the already existing Boppl logo for the beverage ordering service.

  • Luke Wiggs September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Umm…it’s good but this is an exact copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud logo.

  • Victoria Zambelli September 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Had to pull up the Creative cloud logo to compare … seriously id feel ashamed there’s no question where the inspiration came from, but wheres the originality.

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