Thriving in Turbulent Times is the title of Newcastle University's Institute for Social Renewal Strategic Plan 2016-2018. The Institute for Social Renewal is one of Newcastle University's expressions of the civic university mission. It exists to help individuals and communities thrive in turbulent times, and it contributes to this through engaged research and teaching. For this project, a stencil version of the University brand typeface was developed that is bespoke to the Institute and represents their social mission and values. The stencil typeface reflects the visual style often associated with social causes and public protests.