The Aerospace, Defence, and Security Expo is a three day event where heads in these industries can gather, do business, and learn from keynotes. Since 2013, the expo has preceded and tied into the annual Abbotsford Air Show.
As a growing event, there are greater needs for promotional, signage, and print material. Varying formats made the original wordmark increasingly difficult and costly to reproduce and format in a consistent way: sometimes the wordmark was all in one line, and other times broken into three. Without a consistent symbol, ADSE stood to lose potential attendees based solely on the fact of dodgy recognizability.
Discovery lead us to the key value propositions for the Aerospace, Defence and Security Expo: it’s tied to an airshow; it’s the only one like it in North America; and it has the opportunity to establish itself as an authority. Creating an acronym and developing a logo design that works everywhere in full or one colour and is usable year over year were our tertiary goals. Enter the dynamic takeoff of F15s, the iconic Mt. Baker backdrop, and engaging bold lettering with subtle references to NASA.
In 2015, engagement increased and registration came in quicker than any previous years. The logo is now scalable with the event and versatile in application in full colour print and one colour screen prints. With its application, promotional materials are now consistent and the event’s brand is bolstered with each piece.