Copenhagen Cathedral

When tradition meets modern times and modern media requirements.

Copenhagen Cathedral
Logo seal redesign

Situation

The Copenhagen Cathedral was originally built in the late 12th century. It is especially known for its 13 large-scale sculptures and a beautiful font by Bertel Thorvaldsen.

In the process of updating procedures to more modern and, in most cases, digital workflows, the cathedral administration asked us to help ”modernise” their official seal.

Challenge

The original wax seal works as the official logo of the Cathedral, and a low-quality digital version had been created from it in recent years. The quality, however, was too poor and not flexible enough to be used digitally by a serious, modern culutral institution.

Solution

Using the lower quality digital version of the original wax seal as reference, and with help from historic experts, we redesigned the illustration in this unusual redesign project. To emphasize the cathedral’s historic heritage, we created a custom typeface for the seal. All design elements were then optimized for small sizes and digital channels.  It was our very own historic preservation project!