The Great Barn Cambridge
The Great Barn, Cambridge is a stunning and ancient Tithe barn, located on Manor Farm, Bourn, which is nestled in rural Cambridgeshire. They approached us in December 2017, looking for an identity that could help them gain a reputation for hosting a wide range of bespoke events and functions.Check out The Great Barn Cambridge
Where it started
Mark approached us as we were drinking a coffee in The Stove Cafe – also a part of Manor Farm’s growing family of small businesses. He outlined what he dreamt of their amazing ancient barn becoming, which really inspired us to create something which both captured the rustic and rural nature of the venue, whist also giving it a truly modern and clean persona. He was requesting a Logo and a Website, which has gone on to become one of our favourite projects to date.
With no existing branding, we were given free reign to create a logo for The Great Barn Cambridge. We decided on a typographic design, which was bold enough to stand out whilst remaining subtle and clean enough to match the modern and streamlined persona that the peeps at Manor Farm were after.
The use of a Serif typeface – in this case Playfair Display – helped to create a more classical and elegant aura around the design, whilst the combination of a Sans-Serif typeface helped to push the modern and minimal vibe.
The website is the centrepiece of their online presence. It had to give information about the history of the farm and barn without being boring, as well as information about the flexibility and range of events that can be hosted. It also needed to give a clear timeline of upcoming events, all whilst being clean, minimal and elegant.
We feel that the design succeeds in meeting all of these goals – and are really pleased with how the design has turned out, as well las the quality of content that has been put in place by The Great Barn team!
We were so pleased to be asked by Mark and the team at Manor Farm to help them with their website. Not only are they really nice people, their venue and business is truly unique and historical. It was a real privilege to be a part of the farms near thousand year history, and we feel that the website, logo and photography taken for them are reflective of the quality and history of Manor Farm.