Posted: November 23, 2017 Filed under: Food and Drink, Packaging Reviews | Tags: American Design, Best Packaging Designs, Blind Emboss, Brand Identity Reviews, Branding & Packaging of 2017, Branding Blog, Branding Reviews, Coffee Logos and Packaging Design, Copper Block Foil, Copy Opinion by Seth Rowden, Creative Packaging, Design Blog, Design For Print, Design Opinion, Design Reviews, Designed by Manual, G.F Smith Papers & Boards, Graphic Design, Graphic Design Blog, Logo Design & Branding Blog, Luxury Logos and Packaging Design, Minimal Design, Minimal Package Design, Packaging Company, Packaging Design, Packaging Design Blog, Packaging Design Resource, Packaging News, Packaging Shortlist 2017, The Very Best of 2017, The Very Best of BP&O, The Very Best Packaging of 2017, Typography
Opinion by Richard Baird.
Port of Mokha is a coffee, sourced from Yemen, that is said to be the rarest, most expensive and best tasting in the world. As a brand it is critically acclaimed, winning awards and receiving the highest ratings in blind cuppings, and mindful, helping to support local communities.
Port of Mokha’s story begins with the return and daring escape of Yemeni founder and San Francisco-based Mokhtar Alkhanshali from war-torn Yemen on a fishing boat with coffee samples which made international news in 2015. This story forms part of Port of Mokha’s unique mythology and visual identity, alongside geographical allusions and material value across the limited edition Yemen Trilogy Box Set which was created by American design studio Manual.
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Posted: October 20, 2017 Filed under: Cafes, Bars and Restaurants, Graphic Design Reviews, Logo Reviews | Tags: American Design, Bag Design, Brand Identity Reviews, Branding & Packaging of 2017, Branding Blog, Branding Reviews, Coffee Cup Designs, Coffee Logos and Packaging Design, Coffee Shop Branding, Colour in Use: Blue, Custom Typefaces & Logotypes, Custom Typography, Design Blog, Design For Print, Design Opinion, Design Reviews, Designed by Mast, Graphic Design, Graphic Design Blog, Graphic Identity Shortlist 2017, Illustration, Logo Design & Branding Blog, Logos, Minimal Logos, Sans-serif Typography, The Best Custom Logotypes, The Best Graphic Design Work of 2017, The Best New Logo Designs of 2017, The Very Best Brand Identities of 2017, The Very Best of 2017, The Very Best of BP&O, Typography, Unbleached Materials
Opinion by Richard Baird
Loyal Coffee is a barista-owned and operated specialty coffee shop located in Colorado Springs. It features a high ceiling, exposed beams and concrete surfaces, natural material detail such as tree trunk stools, and crafted finishes that include a mosaic floor, carved wood panel and what looks like a ghost sign. Drawing on this, the surrounding landscape, and the loyal bond that the six founders share, design studio Mast created a visual identity for Loyal Coffee. This is built around landscape references, the crafted details but geometric foundations of custom typography, and a modernity in colour and in the assembly of individual graphic elements online and in print across coffee cups, packaging, merchandise, menus.
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