Tourism communication: Visit Brussels

Solutions

Branding

Styles

Illustration

Visit Brussels is the promotion and communications agency for Brussels-Capital Region’s tourism department.

Context

Visit Brussels came to us with their new visual identity and a dream for their tourism communication. We turned these visual guidelines into a series of illustrations that could be used on all its communication platforms.

Tourism communication: Visit Brussels

Challenge

Figuring out this project was no small feat. Visit Brussels needed 100 individual illustrations that would speak to citizens and visitors alike. Our high standards meant that each one had to be a hit – so we called in the troops.

Tourism communication: Visit Brussels

Our approach

Call in the Troops: Not one, not two, four illustrators were dedicated to the project. The richness of this project is in the diversity of graphic styles utilised for a single brand. The tourism communication project allowed us to play with the visual guidelines and create a variety of visuals to bring everyone to the city of Brussels.

Tourism communication: Visit Brussels

A Global City: Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders; Europeans from the four corners of the continent; newcomers or Brussels natives of all ages… Just like the city around us, the project mixed languages, cultures and identities.

We showcased the city from different angles, depicting the best Brussels’ locations and landmarks with humour and style – avoiding stereotypes and focussing on making the illustrations fun for anyone that might find themselves moving around the city.

Luckily, as true Bruxellois/Brusselaren, we knew what makes our city so special. In this way, we were perfectly positioned to create visuals that highlight what makes it unique.

Tourism communication: Visit Brussels

Can I see these in a different size? More than happy to use their creativity and talent to showcase the Capital, our illustrators went the extra mile by offering variants of their illustrations. Sometimes a client wants to tweak illustrations here and there, so we futureproofed the project by providing a veritable smorgasbord of options for all their needs – putting the supply ahead of the demand.

Tourism communication: Visit Brussels

Our Impact

Diversity is the key word when describing these 100 illustrations, all depicting Brussels in their very own style. This work underlined visit.brussels’ visual identity, making it unique and eye-catching. Those versatile visuals can now be applied to any communication need, ensuring coherence between all materials.

To quote Visit Brussels themself:

Very good experience and collaboration with Cartoonbase for the creation of illustrations serving the new branding of visit.brussels. Thank you for the reactivity and the quality of your work.

Alina Cravotta

Creative content producer at visit.brussels