Although the illustration for Little Cleo’s logo is intricate, it sets a tone for a fun, mythological vibe. Riddled with fun sayings and illustrations, Whisky Design‘s brand identity work really sets a new tone set aside from the other seafood restaurants out there. It’s fun, vibrant and different.
Farm Design comes with some great design chops on the branding for Ol Boy Blues, an old school type of bar and grille experience. The use of wood textures and tobacco-like color schemes gives this a down home, comfortable feel. Bluesy, smokey, fun bar experience.
Mad scientists meets delicious desserts in this brand identity package for Ice Cream Lab. Designed by Ken Lo, the identity is an exercise in custom illustrations that have a sort of Rube Goldberg mixed with modernism style. The cool color palette screams for ice cream, while the attention to detail on everything from the equipment […]
Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.
- Steve Jobs
Designer Matt Stevens had his fun with JJ’s Red Hots, a hot dog destination with an awesome image. Every part of the brand has been thought through from simple takeout signage through menus, exteriors, and even promotions. The quaint, but fun restaurant exterior and interior is inviting without being pretentious which is conveyed excellently via […]
I stumbled across this lovely identity for a fast casual salad restaurant in the latest Print magazine. Designed by Lizzy Showman, the brand identity for Evergreens is simple in it’s delivery, yet poignant in its representation of food and offering. I love the use of different hues of green and how she stayed away from […]
The hand drawn typography and illustration movement seems to be going strong throughout many industries, but the restaurant industry seems to be eating it up. The brand identity design for the restaurant Mexout, by Bravo Company, runs with this style to create a unique, down-to-earth identity for this Mexican experience.
Estudio Yeye, out of Mexico, has designed up the lovely brand for this full service restaurant and bar. The typography is simple, but accentuated with heraldry, illustrations and textures. “La Fogata” means bonfire in Spanish, which gives forth a lot of imagery to leverage in the design.
Queen Burger is black and white, and that’s not a bad thing at all. Using different textures and materials, the interiors are actually quite impressive. The use of intelligent lighting schemes also helps add drama to this burger joint’s interior. The logo is simple in its delivery. A burger is adorned neatly with a crown […]
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The crew at Masif, from Medellin, Colombia, has a knack for mishmashing texures, colors, and elements. What would sound like a mess of a design actually turns into a unique interior experience that’s quite memorable. Their design work for Rota displays their style quite effectively. It’s old world deconstructed into modern day. It’s the type […]
Isaac of CODO Design sent over some new work his studio pumped out. Natural Born Juicers is a granola-lover/healthnuts dream gone rogue. The look is of a nonchalant sociopathic cool guy who’s been to battle with some serious veggies. A few bucks were intelligently saved by using the texture and rawness of the truck’s metal, […]
Alvin Diec has been building quite the niche for himself here in Atlanta that’s spearheaded by the celebrity chef, Ford Fry’s many notoriously awesome restaurant concepts. Diec’s unique style, a mix of classic style illustration and superb traditional typographical treatments, has become Fry’s signature look. I’ll be sure to post more of his work, but […]
The best-branded businesses are the ones that you remember and want to return to based on the whole experience, not just one aspect.
- Brent Anderson, Stir
I’ve had Stir and Enjoy on my radar ever since they dropped the excellent work for Julian Restaurant a few years back. Lead by Brent Anderson, Stir has gone on to design amazing restaurant brands throughout Kansas City, Missouri. I respect the attention to every detail and how they make sure every little piece is […]
When we talk about “dynamic” brands we’re referring to how each touch point is well thought out. Instead of slapping the same logo on everything, the touch point’s usage is fully considered and a graphic language is applied accordingly. This makes for a vast “family” of elements that all bolster and build the restaurant’s brand. […]