The Great Snaith Logo

Development

The Great Snaith logo was created to provide a simple, yet striking, image that would represent the unity within the parish of Great Snaith, with no church more important than any of the others. The cross contains five elements representing the five churches within the Parish: “The Holy Trinity” at Cowick, “St John the Baptist” at Heck, “St Paul” at Hensall, “St John the Baptist” at Pollington, and the Priory Church of “St Laurence” at Snaith.

Andy Roberts of ScaryFish is based at Prince Edward Island in Canada, and has been involved with computer imagery and coding since the dawn of the home computer industry. Having worked with Andy on a number of occasions, he was an obvious choice to take on this work. Here is what he had to say about the completed logo:

"After spending some time online looking at church logos, it became clear that many churches favour a more modern, contemporary look and feel for their logo / branding. In my opinion, I felt as though the Great Snaith logo should follow suit. This is not to say that the traditional values of the church should be ignored - in fact, far from it. However, in the modern-day, a contemporary look is needed, particularly in the online world; it needs to stand up against other logos and brands, and it needs to be enticing to a whole new generation of churchgoers.

The theme for the logo was discussed long before the image came to fruition; unity was the key, the unification of five churches into a cohesive whole, with no one church dominating the others. Thus, many, many ideas were explored which contained either five church images, or five symbols to represent the five churches. The ideas with the strongest appeal often seemed to be those that combined these symbols into something recognizable, e.g. the cross.

The chosen logo began life as a simple cross, comprised of five separate shapes to represent the five churches within the Parish of Great Snaith. The cross was then perspective-shifted and a shadow added to give the logo depth and dimension. Earthy tones - beige and orange - were used to colour the logo, partly because they work well on a variety of backgrounds, and partly because the earthiness of the colours represents the unity of heaven (the cross) and earth (the colours). What we arrived at was a very bold, simple, yet striking design.
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This video shows how Andy "might" have produced the design..........................................


Use of the Logo

All instructions for correct use of the logo are contained in the official Style Guide which can be viewed by clicking on the image below (right click on the image to save the PDF to your computer, or use the Save icon in your PDF viewer). This Style Guide is also included in the complete font download.

 

Downloads

You can download the most common logos for use on your computer by clicking on the appropriate images below. Alternatively, click on the "Download Complete" button to download every available logo configuration (about 6 megabytes). All of the images are supplied in *.PNG format which supports transparency. You can re-size the images downwards, but never try to upsize the images. If larger images are required (for banners, for instance), Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator vector files can be supplied on request.

 

Colour on Transparent
Background (Default)
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Colour on
White Background
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Colour, No Shadow on
Transparent Background
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Black on
Transparent background
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Black on
White Background
(303 Kb)
Black, No Shadow on
Transparent Background
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White on
Transparent background
(336 Kb)
White, No Shadow on
Transparent Background
(106 Kb)
Download Zip file
with all fonts
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