New Logo and Branding: Pizza LuxePosted: January 21, 2013 | |
Pizza Luxe is a restaurant located on London’s Brick Lane that hand makes good-value, freshly baked pizzas using locally sourced, ‘deluxe’ ingredients. To coincide with an expansion into the Westfield centre, Stratford, the brand approached Edinburgh-based design studio Touch to develop a new visual identity that would communicate their core values within a more ‘polished’ environment.
“Our solution was to create something iconic, using a custom typeface, as well as commissioning illustrator Joanna Basford to communicate the brand story via a series of bold, line drawings. This pared-back approach was then contrasted with the fluorescent ink on menus and printed materials, while a neon sign and wall-graphics worked well with the utilitarian chic of the venue itself.”
Conceptually it is a pretty simple solution but one that, through the juxtaposition of the urban and ‘polished’ character of a custom logo-type built from a well spaced combination of tall and slim, uppercase, inline sans-serif characters – setting a professional high quality sensibility – alongside the earthy, honest and local industry qualities of Joanna Basford’s organic, hand drawn, single line weight and monochromatic illustrations, achieves a clear and communicative duality. A single, economical, neon spot colour adds a sense of energy and contemporary creativity to the identity without appearing superfluous within the utilitarian context of the interior design.
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Richard is a British freelance designer and writer who specialises in visual identities and packaging. He’s written for Brand New, Design Week and The Dieline, featured in Computer Arts magazine and also runs the resource Design Survival.