Epicurean hotel and restaurant branding by Spark

It’s rare that I come across a brand identity package for a restaurant that includes their brand book. It’s such a gem when I do. The team at Spark designed this extensive brand identity for the hotel Epicurean, a boutique hotel focused on foodies. Their heavily typographical approach interlocks with a strong, vibrant color palette […]

Low Brau beer hall and restaurant branding by Band

Low Brau brand identity is anything but “low brow.” The unique silhouette illustrations mixes excellently with thoughtful typographic treatments. Every touch point is carefully considered and designed to extend the feel of the brand throughout print and interiors. Excellent work by Band who have this to say about their work: From puns about wieners and the […]

Crave Cupcakes shop restaurant branding by AvroKO

Crave Cupcakes has a different feel than most other cupcake restaurants. It’s nod to nostalgic elements brings a new flavor to a modern edge. The soft teal colors are reminiscent of 50′s style kitchen design which tastefully injects the positive imagery of that time: home baking, personal touch, just like home. Good stuff from AvroKO […]

Grassa restaurant branding by Public Library

The team at Public Library crafted this excellent brand identity for the restaurant Grassa. Leveraging a handcrafted vibe with distressed typography and lowbrow illustrations, the team creates a vibe congruent with the experience successfully setting up the consumer’s expectations. Flat out: This place looks Portland. Here’s the firm’s description of the project: Grassa is a […]

Carluccio's restaurant branding and packaging by Irving & Co

Carluccio’s is authentic italian and the restaurant’s brand touch points all communicate this well without falling into the traps of cliche. Instead, the designers at Irving & Co explore design elements, styles and color palettes of today’s Italy in a vibrant, new way. This breaking of the mold makes Carluccio’s menu system pop in a see […]

Oxlot 9 restaurant branding by Ideogram

You have to love this simple, yet strong look for Oxlot 9. With a hand drawn fish that starts to resemble a “9″ formation, the logo is poignant and witty. Building from that epicenter is a group of high end, luxury level touch points that flesh out the brand deliciously. From the raw leather textures […]

Elephant restaurant branding by Pierre-Luc Cossette

The brand identity for Elephant restaurant uses bright colors and simple layouts to tell a story of craft and approachability. The illustration of the elephant and palace is unique, hand drawn and memorable. Combined with the hand drawn typography, the identity starts to create a nearly kitschy vibe. Designed by Pier-Luc Cossette

Smokey Denmark's food truck and food package design by McGarrah Jessee

This hybrid business takes their product to the streets in a fun foodtruck experience. It pushes the meaty goodness of their sausages and helps build their consumer demand. The identity is a distressed menagerie of typographic treatments that create patterns and unique interest. The package design for the sausages lets the product show through while […]

Bellerose restaurant and bar branding by Thomas Le Corre

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m not a fan of using Helvetica. It’s the go-to for designers who are too lazy to either A. design their own typeface, or B. find a better solution. It’s not that Helvetica is bad, it’s just bland at this point in the type game. With that said, the […]

Pinto restaurant branding by My Creative

The brand identity for the restaurant Pinto is on point. The team at My Creative really pushes the boundaries of the bright lime and red color combination. They tread lightly making sure it never looks Christmas-y. The logo is simple in its delivery of a visual metaphor while the supporting design work takes off in […]

Hecserli deli cafe branding by Graphasel design studio

Although not a restaurant, the brand design work is an example of excellence that easily could translate into a restaurant or storefront. Graphasel Design Studio out of Budapest, used the brand name as inspiration for the design . “Hecserli” is a Hungarian folk-name for rose hips fruit, the red/orange fruit of the rose plant. The studio leverages […]

Ciccio Cali restaurant branding by Spark

I’ve been pretty adverse to emerald green. I don’t quite know why, but i just don’t like it personally. A teacher once told me you’re not a good designer until you’ve designed using the colors you hate. This is because good design has nothing to do with personal likes/dislikes. It’s all about what works. The […]

Biju bubble tea cafe branding by ico

If you haven’t had bubble tea, stop what you’re doing and get your hands on some immediately. It’s awesome. Biju is a bubble tea cafe in London. The goal was to create bubble tea that would appeal to a discerning London audience by using fresh, natural ingredients and putting the emphasis on taste. Brand values were […]

Lure & Till restaurant branding by Chen Design Assoicates

Despite the name falling into the now cliché Blank & Blank naming convention, the identity for Lure & Till is pretty on point. I like the idea of the name as it speaks to the origin of the food, and the design is simple and earthy tying up great communication. I wish there were more […]

LBJ Presidential invite design by Steve Hurley Design

Although this isn’t a restaurant brand, it is a superbly excellent piece of design for an invitation. Often times restaurants rush towards opening and opt for the mayoral ribbon cutting and a party as the opening event. What a missed opportunity. Real events create participation in the brand and the food experience. This invitation is […]

Stockfood attacks Grits X Grids!

I debated about even writing this, but I just received an official letter from Stockfood requiring me to pay $2040.00. That’s right, because I curate other people’s work and never thought to check to see if the stock photography used in that work was actually licensed, they feel/think it’s my duty to pay up. I […]

Mahlwerk cafe and deli branding by playground

Given the direction of “Simple and Honest”, the team at Playground ground up and brewed a confident brand fro Mahlwerk. The cafe and deli prides itself on completely handmade foods and delicious coffees. The identity for the cafe doesn’t use any tricks, or ploys to make a statement. It stands strong and iconoclastic with excellent […]