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The Empire Café designed by Graphical House

Logo designed by Graphical House for The Empire Café

The Empire Café is a pop-up venue located in Glasgow’s Merchant City that looks to explore Scotland’s relationship with the North Atlantic slave trade through coffee, sugar, tea, cotton, music, visual art, poetry, debate, workshops, walks, film and literature. The café’s brand identity, a ship-like logo, bold sans-serif typography and both a limited and rich approach to print, designed by Graphical House, is described as linking a contemporary ‘artistic programme and poetry anthology with contributors gathered from across the Commonwealth’, and references cross sea trade of the past.

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Waffee designed by A Friend Of Mine

Packaging designed by A Friend Of Mine for Belgian waffle and coffee chain Waffee

Waffee is an authentic Belgian waffle and coffee chain with locations across Melbourne and Altona. Developed by holistic design practice A Friend Of Mine, Waffee’s brand identity, which included logo and packaging design, menu boards and a signage system created in collaboration with architects Hecker Guthrie and Foolscap Studio, mixes a typographically adventurous logotype with an illustrated character to establish a rich communicative duality and contrast of literal and subtle narrative detail that binds print and interior space.

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Casa Virginia designed by Savvy

Menu with unbleached and green pastel paper and gold foil detail designed by Savvy for restaurant Casa Virginia

Casa Virginia is a restaurant and culinary project in Mexico City, created by chef Mónica Patiño, that mixes the highest quality cuisine and meticulous processes with the familiarity of eating at home. This fusion of restaurant quality and easiness is perhaps most acutely manifested throughout its interior design, a space that juxtaposes the modesty and simplicity of wooden and basketweaved furniture alongside the ornate cornice and sculpted detail of the walls.

Savvy were recently commissioned to create a brand identity for the restaurant, which included logo, stationery, menu and sign design, that would resonate well with Habitación 116’s distinctive interior, be informed by Mónica Patiñ’s philosophy and honours her processes. This was achieved through the contemporary reinterpretation of what Savvy describes as the traditional graphic language popular in Mexico during the 1920s and an attention to detail.

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