You may have noticed that our logo – a Celtic Cross with the words Four Freedom Publishing – changes colour from time to time. We don’t like to confuse people, so we thought we’d provide a few words of explanation.
The Celtic Cross itself is used for two reasons. First, although our reach is international, Four Freedom Publishing is proudly and happily based in the Republic of Ireland. Second, a Cross is a symbol of the combination of two forces that form the cause of Human Rights. They are Faith (whether religious or humanistic) and Pain. When taken together, they can form art.
The Green Cross of Fiction
We use green lettering for our offerings in novels and short stories because a great fictional tale is itself evergreen. A story grows and spreads, it sprouts new shoots on the ground it touches
The Purple Cross of Non-Fiction
Purple has many traditional meanings: royalty, death and passion to name three. An excellent non-fiction book can examine struggles for power, the conquest of pain and is always written not as a want but as a visceral need.
The Gold Cross of Poetry
Gold is treasured as valuable even in the smallest forms: a thin chain or a lover’s ring. So too is poetry.
The Azure Cross of Children’s Literature
Why azure for children’s books? That shade was chosen as it combines both the sea and the sky. Between them, they show the vast possibilities a child may travel in imagination and through life itself.
The Burnt Bronze Cross of Drama
Applied with a drop shadowing to indicate the three-dimensionality of a stage play, this colour is a tribute to the hardwood floors of the world’s theatres. We also choose to honour the ancestral past of theatre, all the way back to the bronze age. The colour is shaded as well, as theatre is a living art, always developing, always becoming something other than what it was yesterday.