Opinion by Robert Holmkvist.
Merchants of Beverage is an online service that aims to make buying and gifting luxury items easy. Products include wines, spirits and Champagne’s, as well as hand-blown crystal stemware and professional barware. Each item has been handpicked and curated by a team of experts and sourced from a variety of international artisans. The service’s new brand identity, which included monogram, logotype, stationery and packaging design, art direction and e-commerce website, and features photography from Doron Gild and illustration by Sharon Hwang, was managed by San Francisco based Manual.
The Slanted Door is a family run, contemporary Vietnamese restaurant that fuses traditional recipes with locally sourced ingredients. Opened in 1995 and located on San Francisco’s Valencia Street The Slanted Door recently underwent a rebrand managed by design and visual communication studio Manual.