The Helsinki Food Company provides design and production services – including consultation, styling, photography and recipe development – to regional broadcast, print and event sectors. Created by visual communications agency Werklig, their visual identity – an economical single colour print treatment of a logo-type constructed from a single consistent line weight and culinary-related letter-forms across a variety of tactile and dyed craft substrates – sets a playful and contemporary tone with an underlying sense of local industry.
Speisenklub is a Neukölln based members only culinary club and event that takes place on the last Sunday of each month in different locations in and around Berlin. The club’s identity, created by visual communication and graphic design studio Mucho, applied to membership cards and a preservatives range, mixes the classic and ‘special occasion’ aesthetic of decorative cutlery and fine china, executed with a solid contemporary fill and subtle restaurant rosette style layout, the organic, traditional and personal hand-drawn qualities of a script and the utilitarian sensibilities of a stencil cut uppercase sans serif set across a simple adhesive label packaging treatment. It is a simple and communicative combination that neatly resolves high quality and homemade values with a sense of locality, practicality and perhaps reflects the commoditised history of preserves.
The Spence is an independent cafe bakery founded by Katherine Lockwood and located on Stoke Newington Church Street, London. The stores identity, designed by Joe Hinder working at Hike Design, blends a classic serif logo-type, a striking bright orange, black and cream colour palette, the tactile qualities of a stamp, canvas bag and uncoated substrate with a full bleed illustrated shop front across the business cards that together deliver a sense of tradition and locality but with a contemporary simplicity and functionality.