Oriel College Oxford

Visual Philosophy worked with Oriel College’s development office to create new branding for the College and its alumni communications. Alongside recreation of the College crest and the introduction of new typography and styling, we created brochures and marketing collateral for Oriel’s 2026 Fundraising Campaign, the College newsletters, and leaflets for its alumni associations.

As part of its 2026 Campaign, Oriel College Oxford had completed a major restoration and refurbishment of its ‘Rhodes’ building, overlooking Oxford’s High Street. Funds for the restoration work had been secured through major donations, but a further push was needed to raise money for refurbishing the student accommodation and lecture halls. Put together in very little time, this piece was produced to be distributed at an Alumni Dinner. With very little in the way of pictorial resources, we took the architects’ drawing of the buildings’ front elevation and foil-stamped this on to the cover. The newly-repaired copper roof provided a colour theme for the piece, which was well-received and helped the campaign to achieve its target.