A Living Logo: The Richard Murphy Hospice House
Our team was honored to have the opportunity to create and present the new logo for the Richard Murphy Hospice House at the 2018 Hospice Gala. Held once a year, it serves as the foundation's one and only fundraiser. Through these fundraising efforts, they are able to fund hospice care for those that are unable to pay.
Who was Richard Murphy?
When Hammond native, Richard Murphy, was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 1982, he essentially became the first “hospice house” patient. He decided to forego treatment and instead, opted to stay in his own home where he would be the most comfortable. A likable guy in the community, Richard made friends easily. His family and friends were the ones that rallied around him and supported his decision to spend his final days at home. This decision, coupled with the passing of Richard Murphy, is how the Hospice House we know today was born.
The Richard Murphy Hospice House
When you aren’t able to get the hospice care you want or need, the Richard Murphy Hospice House acts as your substitute home. Known as a "home away from home", the house has three bedrooms: each a private suite. Every patient and family has their own space. Quiet when they need it, companionship when they crave it, and 24-hour care.
The mission of the foundation is to ensure that everyone who has a desire for hospice care will receive the care they deserve during their final days. Since opening in 2006, the Richard Murphy Hospice House has housed and helped care for over 450 families.
The Living Logo
With each and every person that comes into the Hospice House, there is a story. These stories have helped shape the people closest to them as well as members of the community.
When the Director of the Richard Murphy Hospice House, Jodee McWilliams Hoover, came to our team about rebranding, we sat and listened intently to the stories she told. Each one was so impactful in its own unique way. To that end, incorporating the journey of each patient and family into our design became key in bringing this new logo to life.
“We created a paisley pattern that gave us the foundation for that artistic expression.” Co-Owner of Anntoine Marketing + Design, Jessica Smith
Dubbed a “living logo”, the paisley pattern incorporates memories from each of the patients and their families. As the years go by, the logo will grow and evolve with each new family that comes into the Hospice House.
“The pattern allowed us to better incorporate small pieces of each of those stories” Co-Owner of Anntoine Marketing + Design, Eddie Laviolette
It was a true honor to be able to bring the story of the Richard Murphy Hospice House to life through their new logo.
To learn more about the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation please visit www.richardmurphyhospice.com.