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 […]

Cure restaurant and bar branding by Bae De Jesus

The simple black and white color palette pushes the textures found in the architecture and printed brand materials. Cure has a hipster-like style about it with that shabby-chic, urban decay vibe. The logo is simple, but gets the bar/booze point across quite literally. The other touch points build from its direction creating nods to old […]

Da Marina italian restaurant branding by Steves & Co

The team at Steves & Co designed up this fun italian restaurant brand. The simple, black and white color palette pops out with their illustrations and clean layouts. The series of posters create an awesome persona for the restaurant’s brand, and the supporting element help tie things together. The logo works well for the brand, but […]

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

– Henry Ford

Suegra restaurant branding by Mantra

The identity design for Suegra is thoroughly great. Using wood utensils as delivery mechanisms for key brand touch points adds a note of chef-driven feelings. The graphic treatments are fun and well executed. The hand drawn scribbles and illustrations add a touch of hand-made craft to the look. Excellent work by Mantra.

Tamarindo restaurant branding by La Tortilleria

This exploration of simple typography and strong planes of color brings a fresh, clean look to Tamarindo. Designed by La Tortilleria, the brand identity is confident and simple. It let’s textures and minimalism speak loudly. The use of color dips on packaging creates an unexpected interpretation of the graphic design element. Excellent work through and […]

Bolivar restaurant branding by Heydays studio

The designers at Heydays in Oslo, Norway created this lovely exploration of typography and color. The identity for Bolivar is completely inspired by South American culture and style. I love the way that although they change the dimensions of the type, they keep the thickness the same so it looks naturally resized. Excellent work.

Leitura Alimenta branding by Marcelo Rizerio

This bright, colorful brand identity and advertising work for a food supply service in Brazil. The bright lettering pops off dingy backgrounds with a fresh, modern flavor. Marco Rizerio, the designer explains the project in detail: In Brazil, companies must by law give their low-income employees a basket with basic foods able to sustain their […]

Kid Lessons by Dallas Clayton for Creative Mornings

I didn’t know whom Dallas Clayton was before watching his talk at Creative Mornings. I find myself watching his talk again and again. Not because of the man, but because of the message. Kid Lessons. Things that kids could teach us. At first sounds ridiculous, but one is quickly humbled by Dallas’ talk. There’s a […]

Onesto restaurant branding by Skinn Branding

Black and white and built on a story. That’s the brand identity design for Onesto in a nutshell. The ultra chic look created by the high contrast color palette is confident as it’s a mix of purity and strength. Their angle of “pizza with a story” really resonates as stories are usually missing from the […]