Lux Art Institute

More inviting.

Visitors get an up-close view of the creative process.

Challenge

How does a new arts destination realize its ambition?

Lux Art Institute merges studio and museum into a single concept with an innovative artist-in-residence program. Starting from the ground up, the organization needed to build a building—and a brand.

More was possible.

Identity Still
Identity

A more open view of the creative process.

Drawing from an iconic architectural feature, a square motif suggests a window into the world of art and the artist. The simple, efficient identity system is understated enough to allow the work to shine through.

Print collateral

A dramatic presentation.

With a tight vertical format that thrusts the art forward, quarterly newsletters give members an up-close look at the artist-in-resident’s work.

Events

Fun and festive in the foreground.

To compete with more prominent non-profits, event invitations put the brand’s creativity-celebrating personality in VIP mailboxes.

Website

An ultra-efficient building block.

The brand’s square motif became an essential element of the website, creating consistency within a responsive grid for event announcements, a sortable calendar, an artist archive, and more.

Identity extension

Breaking out of the box.

The unfettered creativity at the heart of the brand is emphasized in an extension of the identity to Lux’ popular youth program.

Outcome

More recognition.

With its communications consistently recognized within the museum community alongside well-known organizations such as The Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and MoMA, Lux has gained credibility beyond its relatively modest footprint.

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