A new look for Square Pie, by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland

Pentagram partner Angus Hyland has led the rebrand of gourmet pie company Square Pie.

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The rebrand comes as Square Pie opens an outlet at Westfield Stratford, which has interiors designed by Hyland’s fellow Pentagram partner William Russell, who worked with Freehaus Design.

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Square Pie was set up at London’s Old Spitalfields Market in 2001, and was still using its original branding.

Hyland says, ‘The business is expanding and we felt it was a juncture at which they could fully rebrand rather than evolving the existing branding.’

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He adds, ‘There has been a predilection for pie companies to be witty and ironic, but we felt that as Square Pie is serious about pies, the branding should be more authentic.’

The new identity uses a deep red colour, stencil typeface and carries the brand’s launch date and place of origin.

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Hyland says, ‘There are a lot of gourmet pie companies around now, and we’re trying to show that Square Pie was first out of the blocks and the only company with provenance in Spitalfields Market.’

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The stencil typeface is based on lettering found on hessian flour sacks at the market, while the brand’s red colour scheme has been made ‘a bit deeper and more meaty’.

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Hyland says the store designs aim to carry through the brand values of authenticity and contemporary Britishness.

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