Called Telepresence Stage, it’s being led by the School of Art and Media at the University of Brighton and has been created in response to the pandemic to explore virtual solutions with institutes around the world should anything impact performing arts again. The department approached Boyle&Perks earlier this year with a brief to craft an identity that would work for all of the project’s communications. This included a website as well as PDF user guides, toolkits and video tutorials.
The identity is based around a mark that makes a “virtue of the third space that the project provides for with a dynamic and playful letter ‘T’ that isn’t really there,” as Bill Boyle, of Boyle&Perks, explains. “It’s the shadow that creates the illusion of a letterform, similar to how Telepresence Stage creates an imaginary stage for the performers.”
Contrasting pleasingly with this angled 3D mark is Gellix from the
For the website, Boyle&Perks worked with Brighton-based developer
Boyle&Perks is an independent studio with a reputation for creating award-winning work for the education sector.
It’s one of many beloved projects Boyle&Perks has enjoyed working on of late. But the work it’s producing is changing: “We’ve seen a significant shift in the type of work being commissioned,” explains Bill. “Sadly, as a studio of print lovers, Covid-19 has meant many of our clients have changed how they’re communicating. But it’s opened up lots of fantastic new opportunities for us to try new disciplines. For example, a series of research projects from The Bartlett may once upon a time have been presented as a collection of printed documents – instead, we were commissioned to turn a series of complicated academic reports into a set of digestible and accessible animated films.”
Boyle&Perks was founded in 2010 after Bill Boyle and Elaine Perks met professionally and romantically whilst working at AtelierWorks. After spells in other studios and a go at freelancing, the duo set up their own studio in London before moving the business to Brighton. You can discover more at