Tigerplay

Re-positioning an innovative children's soft play designer to gain a competitive edge in an increasingly global marketplace.

Client

Tigerplay

Industry

Manufacturing and design of
Children's play equipment

Services

Branding
Graphic Design

Company Size

11-25 employees

The Challenge

Over time, the offering provided by Tigerplay had vastly changed, from humble origins making generic soft play spaces in cheap plastic materials to its current position as a provider of high-end custom spaces utilising sustainable materials to a wealthy worldwide clientele. We were tasked by Tigerplay to make the brand more sophisticated and grown-up while trying to retain the essence of the original brand.

The brief for the new brochure was simple, as their reputation was spreading, the profile of clients that Tigerplay were getting was evolving. When meeting with these new clients to discuss their requirements for their play space, it made sense to be able to call on a lovely brochure to showcase the fantastic work they do, and to act as a lovely, tactile leave behind. Almost like a coffee table book, something clients would be proud to show around.

Tigerplay brand palette

Tigerplay Orange

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Secondary Orange

#EE732C

Tigerplay Olive

#4A531E

Tigerplay Dark Green

#302C07

Tigerplay Gold

#84754E

Tigerplay Black

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"The updated brand has had a marked effect on the business. The updated brand has really helped us engage a more sophisticated audience and the brochures have been a big help in visualising the quality of the work we do and helping us to land new clients."

Special Projects Manager, Tigerplay

The Solution

We stripped the brand back to its core and started from there. The paw print was retained but re-imagined to be slightly less cartoonish and positioned to the left of the wordmark rather than above it, creating a much more useable brandmark for an increasingly digital world. The font was retained, with the wordmark being redrawn and tidied up with a few tweaks to enhance legibility and capitalise the name. The garish green outline was consigned to the history books and the resulting simplified brandmark now sits much more hand in hand with Tigerplay’s altered positioning in the marketplace.

For the lookbook, Tigerplay are always very diligent in sending professional photographers to photograph new installations, so we were able to sit down with the guys and go through the archive cherry-picking the most relevant and fun projects to use in the brochure. We chose luxurious materials, a lay-flat construction, and gold foils for the cover, finishing touches to elevate the brochure above the ordinary and leave a lasting impression of quality that echoes the play spaces that Tigerplay create.

Tigerplay Lookbook cover
Tigerplay Lookbook intro
Tigerplay Lookbook spread 1
Tigerplay Lookbook spread 2