The Beer Table’s logo is a monogram that works as a mnemonic device. The b and t letters form an actual seat and table making it easily understood at first glance. The design plays heavily on the natural wood textures and even the business cards are crafted from wood. I believe this wouldn’t be very cost effective, but the design thinking is there and that’s what makes this a great design by Jay Ressler.
The brand identity design for Gomez, a neighborhood bar, uses a color palette not often seen in any restaurant or bar design. This bright Reflex Blue is cold and stark. It’s not very inviting, yet the designers at Savvy Studio found a way to make it work. This is a color that the bar can actually own and be known for. The menus are well done as well. They feature icons that are seen elsewhere in the brand, burnt into the material.
The brand for the bar and restaurant, Glass House features high contrast color palette and black and white photography. This gives it a sort of nostalgic and classy feel. The typography for the restaurant’s logo is well done incorporating the glass mark in the actual type. Catherine Bourdon, the designer, explains her direction:
Branding for a restaurant/bar/venue specialized in homemade beers, tasty snacks & live music. Consisting mainly of seasonal menus and live show flyers, this one color identity on colored stock allows for cost effective reproduction and recognition.
By infusing a little bit of grit and copy machine imperfections to contrast its simple and sleek aesthetic, the Glass House’s new look still manages to take a nod at the venue’s punk and hardcore roots.
Widgets & Stone, from Chattanooga, TN, designed this lovely, easy brand for Easy Bistro & Bar. The use of dots to outline a flourish effect then continued through the logo’s type treatment gives it an airy quality. Almost like it was sewn without thread. I’m very impressed how it plays out in the tile floor, but wonder how it’d be embroidered. Great work either way.
Starkly black and white, but maintaining a air of royalty and refinement, the brand identity for 28 Hong Kong Street by Manic proves you don’t have to always have a ton of color to make a bar’s brand interesting. Most of the time a bar isn’t going to have the lighting to warrant colors anyway. With dim lights comes lack of color recognition so a bar’s brand better translate properly in pure black and white. 28 Hong Kong Street does.. very well.
The Guiness On Tap poster/flier is just amazingly done. Subtle, witty, and makes an impact. It gets that smirk from people who interact with it. Mahony & Sons has a very traditional and semi-nautical feel about it. It’s classic and warm. Reminds you of a true old-fashioned public house. Designed by Jenn Hicks while at St. Bernadine.
The branding for Pop Noodle, a noodle bar and restaurant, more than “pops.” With one large seal-like burst in bright red with strong, white letters spelling “POP.” It’s hard to not notice. I especially like the way the “O” in “POP” is actually set slightly larger then the two “P” letterforms. This gives the composition a true visual POP. Designed by Creative, Inc.
Hand rendered typography and hand painted illustrations mark this restaurant’s brand by Ben Dalrymple. Vamonos, a seafood and tapas bar, harkens back to that small shack on the beach serving today’s freshest catch. It has a “homemade” and Do-It-Yourself style which, for seafood, seems dead on. Fresh, clean, quick and delicious.
This is a small post but it’s quality, not quantity we want. Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s branding has a new-style retro feel. It’s a common style amongst designers that’s trending in a big way right now. Marked by distressed textures and hints at old style letterpress typographical layouts, the style immediately conveys earthy, natural, organic and approachable. Hopdoddy’s poster designs convey the same message visually. Designed by Make & Matter
Subplot‘s wicked minimal take on this bar’s brand is excellent. Simple. Clean, but has energy about it. It brings the experience of being there to the materials that represent. The red has so much energy and when overlayed on black and white photography it just hits the “casual and energetic” nail on the head.
Let’s finish off the week with a small, simple identity for a bar in Liverpool. The identity is defined by a custom typeface that’s flowing and interlocking. It’s well rendered and sets a unique, memorable note for the club. Wish there were more to see, but I think the logotype itself is so strong, it was worth posting. Designed by Matt Lewis.