New motto and crest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Wigan Casino. The commemorative emblem will be available as a t-shirt soon…
Frank Wilson’s ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ was the last record ever played at the Wigan Casino all-nighters by Russ Winstanley. Recorded in 1965 on Motown Records the track was never released, with nearly all copies destroyed – until the Casino crowd went wild for it a decade later and Motown finally released it in 1979.
The song title has been transformed to celebrate the legacy of northern soul at the venue and beyond as a genre and cultural movement. The second part of the motto further solidifies this belief, with the alliteration of the ‘s’ in the final three words providing a song-like roll off the tongue.
50UL – A play on the word ‘soul’ incorporating the number 50 in celebration of the anniversary.
Casino Club ‘C’ (from original sign above venue entrance) – Positioned above the fist as a halo of sorts – a reference to the ethereal experience of being on the dance floor at the all nighters.
Clenched Fist – The original keep the faith logo, a representation of strength and hope, solidified by the new slogan ‘50 Years On The Soul Stays Strong’.
Lancashire Rose – Incorporated in reference to the original soul patch designs and the Wigan coat of arms.
Four Hearts – ‘50UL’ sits within 4 hearts cementing the music within the heart (and soul) of those that were there during the casino days – and those who have found the music since.
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION | Chris Butler
DESIGN | Daren Newman
FILM | Chris Butler & Will Grundy
EDIT | Mike Nixon
SOUNDTRACK | Chris Butler & Seadna McPhail
CLIENT | Wigan Council