Opened in 1886, Webster Hall is America’s longest running nightclub and performance venue. It has earned it’s “Landmark” status many times over, having hosted social events and being ground-zero for musical accomplishment and innovation. The current management sought partners for creative & branding support. We’ve been friends and partners ever since.
As their creative right arm, we are able to consult and collaborate with Webster's team across many of projects large and small relating to their in-person and digital experiences.
- 94% increase in ticket sales compared to the same period in 2014.
- Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Disclosure, Diplo amongst notable headliners
- Over 50,000 festival attendees experienced the new brand at Mysteryland 2015 in Bethel Woods, NY
- Earned 2016 Nightclub of the Year from Pollstar
- One Page Love - June 2015
Be the Life of the Party
Webster Hall needed a visual brand refresh for the exceedingly popular, longstanding Friday night “tastemaker” party established in 2007 called Girls + Boys. Our team was tasked to evolve the beloved brand into something modern, fun, and bursting with personality. A moodboard, sketch iterations, and a little elbow grease helped us establish a logo and associated style guide for the new persona that would be the base for all future materials.
The logo that was chosen has a grungy, hand-drawn feel that fits perfectly with the Girls + Boys theme.
A style guide was created for the internal Webster Hall promotions team so that any additional materials made would adhere to the specific guidelines. It was also created and written in a style that matches Webster Hall’s personality.
Every Moment Counts
Having a logo and a “look” was not enough for a party that is going to host 52 events every year, in perpetuity. We needed to plan for the unknown and find a way to maintain consistency across all marketing channels. For the party, this means we had to create a full tool set of elements and rules so that the brand voice and attitude speaks to its audience week after week, year after year. Colors, custom, hand-drawn shape forms, layout rules, and examples set the tone for anyone working on the day-to-day to follow.
A full photoshop template with layers for logo, photo, pattern and event info placement, with an asset collection make it possible for anyone on the Webster Hall team to create custom even fliers at a moments notice with ease.
Bright Lights, Big Sounds
Print design is static, a party is not. Our videos perfectly complemented the Girls + Boys brand and its marketing materials, accentuating the lively, youthful crowd that fills Webster Hall every Friday night. You can see the video elements displayed on the walls and DJ booth of the main stage.
“We consider ourselves so lucky to have found a responsible, high-quality creative partners with David, Aviva and their people. Working with a group that so clearly “gets it” is a blessing. This brand is very close to our hearts and it was amazing to have an outsider truly understand our vision. The crew knows what to say and how to communicate it effectively across digital and live brand channels. Together, we are unstoppable.”MARKETING DIRECTOR AT WEBSTER HALL
The Hall's History, Online
With 4 discreet stages and any number of events taking place on a given day, well, the website is a bit of a monster. The internal team set the tone and we’ve chimed in to develop an interactive, responsive timeline, using some cool new web development tricks. With access to a large of number of historical photos, sketches, and fliers spanning almost 180 years, this was no easy feat. Webster Hall has been a large part of the colorful East Village (downtown) community, and with such a strong presence it was important to tell it’s story in an engaging way.
Using parallax scrolling techniques, we were able to call out various elements that were important for each time period. See it in action!
Still Going Strong
In 2015, Webster Hall reported a 224% increase in ticket sales compared to 2014, making this historic venue the second most popular club in the world. Weekly Girls + Boys events frequently sell out and contribute to the venue’s enduring success. Enhanced by this invigorating rebrand, Webster Hall remains one of the premier clubs in the world.