Brand identity for Black Mountain Recording Studios, a state of the art professional recording studio. Wood-clad, and set high-up in the Cooley Mountains, it boasts panoramic views over the Irish sea, and is a unique location to make music in.
As the studio prides itself on sourcing and curating a specific sound, using vintage equipment and recording methods, we wanted the identity to have soul and resonance.
We worked with Kevin Auer, from The Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection | Art & History Department of University of Texas, Austin. Using a Gothic 8 Line Wood type (Edwin Allen, 1838) – RRK typeset, printed and scanned the type, which we then used.
Focusing on the studio initials, we created a monogram logo mark reflecting the BM curvature, combining the two letters to reflect a mountain, records and tape reels. We then laser cut this to form a wood block, rolled, printed and scanned the mark, to retain all noise, sfumato and character.