This colorful community first needed a name interesting enough to appeal to a diverse range of residents, without sounding cliché.
We came up with Lazul, a play on lapis lazuli, a bright blue gemstone symbolizing royalty, honor, wisdom and truth. Completely unique and curious-sounding, this name felt like a great solution for standing out and attracting people from all walks of life.
Like the lapis lazuli stone, weighty, chiseled letterforms are fashioned into a custom logotype. A framed variation is intended to create a sense of permanence to the placemaking project, like a bronze plaque at the entry of an old building.
Our namesake’s deep, rich blue color was the starting point for the identity design: a colorful, gold-leafed, patterned representation of a new—and unexpected—North Miami Beach.
Fun yet flexible, Lazul’s identity brings a fresh, breezy energy to North Miami Beach.