Radikale Venstre are the Danish Social Liberal Party. Part of their ‘grass roots’ politics is that no-one is forced to use their official design or even logo and as a consequence only 5% were using the previous identity as it was generally disliked. They looked unorganised and disjointed - this lost them a great deal of seats in
the last election.
All Danish parties are designated with a letter which alphabetically lists them on ballot papers. Det Radikale Venstre’s letter B is integrated as part of the identity as
a constant reminder of the party’s ballot paper position.
A rounded lowercase typeface coupled with the uppercase B produces a logo that idiosyncratic to Danish Politics. Its clarity ensures the logo supports
all communications, without overpowering the
The percentage using the new identity dramatically
rose from 5 to 86%. In the 2009 polls, Radikale were
at 3.6% and by the General Election of 2011 this had dramatically increased to 9.5%, resulting in them forming the Government with the Social Democrats.
Henrik Kjerrumgaard, Press Officer
“Design has played integral part of our success,
we now have a system that works.”
Designed with Howard Wakefield
Party political conference
Youth party identity
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