BFI London Film Festival

A bold visual identity for one of the world’s most iconic film festivals.

The BFI‘s London Film Festival is a refreshingly different kind of festival. It’s far-reaching, diverse and reflects London’s own belief that everyone is welcome. This spirit led us to a new strategy and a new creative idea – Modern Heritage. 

Our visual identity was inspired by a forgotten asset – the original Norman Engleback logo sitting on the BFI’s listed building since 1954. It was time to bring it back.

What we did:

Concept, Design, Art Direction, Animation, Production DBLG

Audio Mutant Jukebox


By modernizing this iconic marque, it’s not only a nod to established festival-goers, but becomes relevant for new audiences. This multi-disciplinary project also led to a typographic review of the brand. The LFF logo ensures ‘Film’ has more gravitas without resorting to cliché.

Festival Opener

Designed to be equally effective in print as it is moving and online, this new brand identity captures the unique energy of London as well as the diversity of the films on offer at the festival.

LFF 2018

We were thrilled to be asked back to design the BFI London Film Festival 2018. For this version we created a more tactile realistic version of the iconic marque, adding a contemporary cinematic twist to the identity. 

“It was a pleasure working with DBLG on the creative for the 61st and 62nd BFI London Film Festival. From the offset they completely understood what we were trying to achieve and I was delighted by their creativity and innovation.”

Darren Wood
Senior Marketing Manager BFI