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. […]
People ignore design that ignores people.
- Frank Chimero
The brand identity for Going DoNuts, a donut shop in Herning Denmark, features enlarged typography with witty quips as the driver for the brand’s look. Combined with semi-American colors and simple layouts, the donut shop’s branding is modern, but fun. The application across the many touch points gets a little redundant, but it still holds […]
This stark and simple, black and white restaurant brand identity package let’s basic design principles speak loud and clear. It sets a backdrop for the logo to jump and pop with its witty rendition of a fork and monogram combination. I love how the white type on black background keeps this identity on a higher […]
Even though these aren’t for a restaurant, the work with food in Photoshop is just too good not to share. With minimal amounts of text, Firehouse Agency was able to create a moving statement about quality and health opposed to fast and unhealthy. Here’s what Communication Arts had to say about the Friend’s SNAP campaign […]
Collection is the newest restaurant from Celina Tio of much acclaimed Julian. Once again Stir & Enjoy out of Kansas City designed up a dynamic and intriguing identity for this new restaurant venture. The use of simple lines meld well with the script logotype while the semi-muted color palette keeps things neat and approachable. Here’s […]
What I’m digging about Masif‘s design for Restaurant Milagros is the zany mix of patterns, vegetation, colors and textures. At first glance it seems a bit haphazard, but once you start to see it all come together you quickly realize it’s just their brand. They’re fun, almost hyper, fiesta, etc. The cut out letters and […]
I just had to post this small, but awesome set of logo applications for Butter Brothers Bakery & Bistro. The white paint on black washed wall just adds a note of brilliance and naturalism to the look of the bistro. Designed by Pretty/Ugly Design.
Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.