IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, have briefed Boomtown to develop the logos for the 2019 IRONMAN® World Championship held in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i on October 12 and the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship taking place in Nice, France on September 7 and 8.
Following the collaborative work we did for the creative design of the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, held in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, we were asked to develop the logos for the two pinnacle events on the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Series calendars.
Each year the IRONMAN World Championship has a theme based on its birthplace of Hawai`i, while the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship takes on the identity of the destination that successfully bid to host the race. The change in theme and destination for each race results in a need to develop a logo to reflect each event.
The application for the IRONMAN World Championship reflects the 2019 race theme which is `Ohana. Meaning a family that shares a deep bond. Boomtown began with the use of the Hawai’i state flower, the yellow Hibiscus. “The logo features people at the centre of the flower representing unity and family,” remarked our MD Andrew MacKenzie. “And behind the Hibiscus are the rolling waves of the ocean.”
Just as Nelson Mandela Bay won the 2018 bid to hold the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, Nice, France was selected to host the 2019 event. The creative design used for Nice features the famed Promenade des Anglais and its blue deck chairs, accompanied by the three words that reflect the destination: Unique, Historique, and Legendaire.
Along with the race logos, we will also be developing selected marketing collateral in the run-up to the events.