Barber Jon’s

Working on the Barber Jon’s lifestyle brand project was very inspiring and an uplifting story of how effort and vision can combine to transport you to a new frontier. 

Whilst Barber Jon utilised the support of New Realm to create and implement his brand, every other aspect of the business was literally built by his own hands to make it happen.

derelict building
renovated building used as a barber's shop

The Challenge

Develop a lifestyle brand for a new barber shop in a competitive local market. 


A complete brand launch, with a new brand identity that embodied the values of fellowship, brotherhood and retro style. Barber Jon’s is a space to relax and leave feeling more confident with a fresh trim. 

The Brief

Create a vintage rock-influenced brand that would differentiate the business in a competitive local market and work as a standout brand mark for men’s hair care products. 

The Creative Journey

Barber Jon had a clear direction in mind for his shop’s identity, so we focused our curation of ideas around one specified theme of “traditional values, new look”.

Logo Creation

We presented three Logo designs for initial consideration with the final choice selected very shortly after. 

The bold monochrome colourway was settled on and we moved into the brand design stage.

Sign for Barber Jon's shop

Developing the Brand

The challenge with an elaborate, vintage style logo is that it needs to retain its distinctiveness whilst fitting well across all the platforms and customer touchpoints required.

From profile pics, packaging of hair products and apparel to large format signage, there were numerous placements for the Barber Jon brand.

We also implemented the brand across all digital platforms including social media and the website


“I wanted to stand out. I wanted to be a barber shop that people could associate with.
I had an idea in my head for the sort of look I wanted for my logo. I gave my requirements to New Realm and they came up with my logo and it stands out for itself.” – Barber Jon

Barber Jon’s apparel and products are popular gifts and keeping up with demand has been a challenge.

We are also delighted to have been awarded the “Best Vintage Logo Design of the Month” by Design Rush