Digital Lifelines Scotland seeks to improve digital inclusion and to design digital solutions that better meet people’s needs, to improve the health outcomes for people who use drugs, reducing the risk of harm and death.
Maguires were appointed to create a modern and dynamic brand to help DLS continue its valuable work in both the digital and physical worlds.
At the heart of the new brand marque are subtle references to the letters ‘d’ and ‘l’ encased within a series of interconnected curves. As Digital Lifelines Scotland is funded by Scottish Government and run as a partnership programme, these curves are designed to represent both the collaborative make-up of DLS, as well as the supportive nature of their work. The overall visual effect of these interconnecting curves provides the new brand with a distinct digital ‘fingerprint’ marque, with the line forms influenced by circuit boards. Finally, the vibrant colour palette was chosen to represent the scottish element of the organisation, with the colours based upon a Scottish thistle, sitting against a bright blue sky.
The brand also required a highly adaptive brand system to allow staff the tools to create a wide-variety of branded communications from issuing reports and papers, to presenting and attending various events and conferences.