The Original Champions of Design
Saint Bartholomew’s Church
For years I’ve gaped in awe at the hand-carved lettering that wraps the 1919 facade of Saint Bartholomew’s Church in Midtown Manhattan. The building’s architect, Bertram Goodhue, also designed the typeface Cheltenham, and his typographic sensibility is clearly evident in this lettering. So I was delighted when The Original Champions of Design asked me to design a series of logotypes based on this source, for their rebranding of the church. Their versatile identity system marries old with new, providing a unified voice for the church’s many departments and activities.