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Clarence projet by TWKS

Clarence

Founded in 1960 by Paul Rappaport, Clarence established itself quickly as one of the key players in watchmaking and jewelry in Geneva.

Services
Branding
Content creation
Client

Clarence

Date

2016 - 2020

The mandate

Positioning - Create a visual identity and a website for Clarence.

Goal

Design - Imagine and create the logo "with an extra soul" to embody an iconic jewelry store in Geneva.

Creation

TWKS invented a visual identity for Clarence based on a logo that writes history. Starting with a text describing existing coats of arms, unearthed in ancient archives, we created an escutcheon in traditional style and then transmuted it into a modern graphical language. The result allows us to represent/evoke/identify "Clarence SA" in heraldic form using coats of arms reinterpreted in the form of pictograms.

TWKS was also commissioned to create the website for Clarence. This first site should lay the milestone for a future evolution.

Realization

To be more precise, The Workshop entrusted the details of the escutcheon to an expert in heraldry and painter of coats of arms, who took on the task of depicting the arms in traditional fashion. The Workshop then "transmuted" these coats of arms into their own modern version. Thanks to maximum simplification in the design, which is like a pictogram, the Clarence logo has been transformed into a stripped-down escutcheon that is easily recognized and understandable.

Strictly speaking, apart from the realization, this assignment for Clarence is something The Workshop actually enjoys most: namely, using the numerical techniques and tools of modern graphic design to create a visual identity while drawing on the expertise of artisans and basing its inspiration on the artistic disciplines.

« Nous apprécions tout autant leur excellence et expertise que leur réactivité, flexibilité et sympathie. »

Paul Rappaport