Full brand identity for a collaborative studio located in the centre of Bristol
Distil Co-working is a new, collaborative studio environment based in the centre of Bristol, in the iconic St. Nicolas Market (known locally as St. Nick's). The founders of Distil wanted a brand which conveyed inclusivity, diversity and professionalism, while portraying the laid back environment of the workspace. The brand had to reflect the heritage of the building while appealing to a modern generation of creatives and freelancers.
The name, Distil, was influenced by the history of the building - having been a bar and hotel for many years - but also by the craft gin distillery (Bristol Dry Gin) who occupy the basement of the building. It also signifies the distillation of new relationships, collaborations and ideas, which can flourish within the workspace.
St. Nicolas Market was built in 1743 as market hall for food traders. It has kept true to its origins ever since and is still a vibrant destination for some of the best local food stalls in town, as well as other goods.
ORCA created a brand identity which reflected the natural tones and materials used in the space, and the subtle light that decorates the walls each day, made from the light spilling through the original iron structure in the glass arcade roof. The resulting brand works beautifully across both print and digital, and the accompanying brand guidelines and tone of voice we created ensures the brand will always be presented in a consistent manor.