This nods back to when gin was made and tubs and Jazz was at its prime. Men were men and women were women. A simpler time when if you got caught sneaking a drink, you’d be arrested. What an amazing study in classic, retro design. The Landing’s marketing and advertising were designed by Jamie Stolarski. […]
Again, not necessarily a restaurant, but food related nonetheless. The branding and packaging design for Burgen, all natural bread, nails the target dead on. The golden colors bring forth imagery of grain and natural ingredients that stand out on a shelf. Designed by Ziggurat Brands, they have this to say:
Burgen bread looked like you needed a prescription from you doctor to buy it. Worthy and dull, it was ‘healthy’ in the sense that if it’s painful it must be doing you good. Truth be told, it’s really delicious and by giving it vitality, highlighting flavour and revealing how it harnesses the power of natural ingredients, we made it look both mouth-watering and good for you…
I stumbled across this coffee shop design for a small coffee roaster and retailer in Tokyo, Japan. There wasn’t a ton of information on who designed the actual quaint location, but it’s an amazing study in how minimalism can speak so much louder than bright colors and graphics. The coffee stand is simply designed with black and white typography and lines. It’s simplicity lets the textures, shapes and lighting do the work. Less is more and this is prove. Very zen-like.
If you’re the designer, please comment with your information.
Some more great work brought to us by Ptarmak in Austin, Texas. This is for the first ever cooperative brewery. Damn tasty idea if you ask me.
The design itself is strongly Art Deco mixed with a little Constructivist typography. Strong gold color is supported by deep black which unites the name and the product itself. The rest of the designed elements all support the same retro-esque look and feel to the world’s most revered beverage craft: Beer making.
It’s that time of year again. The time when Bill Gardner of LogoLounge reviews the trends seen in logo design for 2011. Color is playing a huge role, much like last year. This time, though, the colors are tinted and more subdued. Beyond that, it’s also noted that the traditional thought of logos is transcending: […]
The studio Hatch is widely known across the US if not the world for great design. Their branding work for Specialtys is no exception. Simple, illustrative and strong. There’s just a touch of classic/traditional vibe to it but stays modern. The strong green/brown color palate touts its earthiness and sets the bar for a fresh experience.
Food trucks are taking off and they’ve come a long way from your run off the mill dumpster on wheels. Now you can get a gourmet meal right out of these babies. I just wanted to show off some pretty rad looking truck concepts in this post, so here you go!
Food Trucks offer an amazing opportunity to blend branding, vehicle graphics and design. Will the ability to fully wrap a truck (or converted postal truck in some cases) the options are limitless. These mobile culinary wonders have designs that range from janky to luxury, illustrative to typographic, vibrant to subdued and run the gamut of everything in between.
NOTE: If you are the photographer of any of these images, or the designer of any of these trucks please comment with your information. It’s easier that way. If you’re pissed that I used a photo without permission … let me know and I’ll stop the free publicity for you.
Couldn’t resist putting in my favorite truck. It’s also featured in my upcoming book, Fire It Up: Building Restaurant Brands That Blaze.
Here’s a little morning pick-me-up. The packaging design for Dogwood Coffee Co. is excellent. Designed by Holmberg Design, the packaging utilizes a number of finishing techniques that make it pop. Use of die-cuts and embossing add extra effects while budget it salvaged using only one color, rubber stamped as needed and printing on sticker stock so the whole package doesn’t need converting. Good use of print finishing techniques can make materials pop and give it the unique flair you want.
I wish I had more photos of this one, but here it is nonetheless. El Amigo Meat Market’s brand identity was designed by Imagineria. The logo is an awesome display of retro-style sign design with a graphic illustration of El Amigo himself (I think.) I love the rough, earthy textures in combination with the bright and dark reds, obviously derived from the cuts of meat.
I’m posting this project despite its small amount of photos to display how a simple sticker can be extended and repurposed across multiple pieces thereby extending the branded elements themselves. This is a great technique when budget is low, but impact must still be high (and when should impact be at a max?) The Cornish Mill & Bakehouse brand identity is simple. It’s black and white and uses historical symbolism as the core of the identity. It’s simplicity makes for a clean identity that makes the actual food itself, pop and speak. A great design by Buddy Creative.