Third Coast Percussion

Brand

Third Coast Percussion (TCP), a Chicago-based percussion quartet, fuses the energy of rock music with the refinement of classical chamber music. Bark began working with the ensemble a few years ago to build their brand and website. Working closely together, we built a brand that reflects the vitality and energy of the group.

Our work with TCP has given us a new way of seeing, hearing, and experiencing music. Through design, we hope to inspire the same in those that interact with their website, CD packaging, and collateral.

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Identity

We designed an identity that expresses the energy of the quartet. Four energetic reverberations come from the center of the logo to give life to their identity. We developed the brand with a color palette that is flexible and expresses their efforts on stage and in the community.

Apparel and Promotional Items

Sub-Brand Logos

Sub-brands celebrate and express different initiatives, providing a unique vision for their individual efforts, while remaining true to their visual identity.

Website

We knew that TCP’s website was the perfect stage to showcase the diversity of their offerings. We designed the site so that users can learn about the ensemble, listen to their music, view performance schedules, and explore their educational outreach efforts.

Resounding Earth CD Packaging

TCP worked with Grammy-winner and highly sought after composer Augusta Read Thomas on this album, which centers on the percussive sound of bells. Celebrating the interdependence and commonality across all cultures, the beauty and diversity of sound is heard throughout the piece.

The CD packaging was designed to celebrate their collaboration, as well as the beauty of the objects.

Lyrical Geometry Invite

The best way to experience music is to hear it performed live. When combined with incredible visuals, the experience is heightened beyond measure. Bark designed this invitation for an event TCP was hosting at Bruce Geoff’s famous Ford House. Performing an original arrangement of Geoff’s rarely heard compositions for the player piano, a dynamic light installation by Luftwerk responded to the music and architecture. The design plays off elements of the player piano scrolls and architecture of the home.