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  • Apr 2024, 08:20 PM

Brand identity

Sometimes peanut butter gets a bad rap, but Fatso isn’t your average peanut butter. Offering a wide range of creative flavors like Maple Almond Seed Butter or blended mixes of organic coconut oil, MCT oil, or chia and flax seeds, founder and CEO Jill Van Gyn created the Canadian brand to highlight the good fats and ingredients in nut butters.


The brand's quirky and approachable visual language uses a muted-yet-bold color palette of millennial pink, mint green and nutty brown paired with a friendly peanut character who appears on every container, and even on the company’s website favicon. The Fatso logo contrasts this with a dark and heavy typeface, not only drawing attention to the brand name, but also playfully evoking the brand’s spirit.


What makes Fatso a particularly good brand identity example? The brand looks just as good on the inside as it does on the outside. The company supports a range of social justice efforts and has a commitment to inclusion. Even the product itself is non-GMO, vegan, kosher and gluten-free certified, making it accessible to a range of communities.


And you may not think of a nut butter business as a place for social change, but Van Gyn uses her brand’s influence and voice for many important causes. For example, the brand provides their product to underserved communities within Canada and the US, recently donating over $200k of product to food organizations.


According to Fatso’s website, “Fatso has donated to and supported a wide range of charities and organizations that focus on harm reduction, housing issues, food security, LGBTQ+ communities, Black Lives Matter (both Canada and US), and First Nations communities.”

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