and ability
to tell a story
helped us
create real
equity in
our brand’

Sarah Bascombe, Marketing
Director, Fat Face

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Fat Face relied on Northstar to bring a sense of real life adventure into its catalogue activity, creating deeper engagement in the brand


A brand that starts as two blokes selling T-shirts in a ski resort can lose sight of its soul when it has 80 outlets and wants to gear up for flotation. Fat Face needed a creative approach to reflect a community and brand culture that would avoid being submerged into high street homogeneity.


Northstar developed all art direction for the Fat Face catalogues from concept to output, delivering a brand lifestyle and selling product from the page. These assets were then used for all brand communication as we developed a look for a magazine, in-store collateral, ezines and online, and even designed the business documents for City flotation.


The work reflected a lifestyle and, though the business was moving on, allowed the brand to retain a distinctive hold on the adventurous side of its customer's personality. A consistent brand message facilitated a credible journey for the Fat Face business from high street persona to successful flotation.

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Nick Elsden, Creative Director

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