All Signs Point East With Head East

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East of England is more than just a direction; it's one of the nine official regions of England. It includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.

In an effort to inspire tourists and English locals to travel east, Head East is a new brand promoting the spot. Designed by The Click Design, the easy-to-remember name and bold design system create an iconic brand that's both memorable and engaging. Between the online ads and social media assets, the brand's identity system offers endless opportunities to be creative with the brand voice.

So, who's traveling east?

Head East is a new flagship brand, promoting the East of England. To coincide with its launch, this inaugural campaign celebrates arts, culture and heritage. It’s based around a series of specific cultural initiatives, showcasing some of the region’s most impressive and exciting attractions.

Tourism alone is worth £10bn per year to the East of England and this brand-led campaign specifically aims to promote and build a national profile of the East as a ‘must see’ UK cultural destination.

With Norfolk and Suffolk set out on a geographical limb, we took inspiration from the purposeful journey visitors to the region must make. Almost everyone who wants to explore the East of England (particularly from the rest of the UK) will head in the same direction. All signs point East…

Firstly, we created a name. Short, memorable and assertive – ‘Head East’ is designed to be more than just a brand name – it becomes a compelling call to action.

Providing a bold, iconic and functional design system, this brand incorporates traditional wayfinding symbolism, directing people eastwards to discover everything the East of England has to offer – the amazing arts, timeless heritage, and cultural wonders.

The brand marque comes to life in application, offering modularity and flexibility – accommodating dynamic imagery, attention-grabbing copy and key calls to action.

Along with a comprehensive brand guidelines document, we’ve armed the Head East marketing team with easy-to-use and practical design assets – empowering them to be creative within the framework of the wider brand communications.

From online ads to social media assets – the Head East design system offers infinite opportunity to deliver specific messages, tailored promotions and, above all else, the ability to have fun and be creative with the brand voice.

Project Credits

The Click Design