Established in 1891 by Karl and Berta Fazer and located in Helsinki district of Kluuvikatu, Fazer began life as a French-Russian conditory that has grown to become one of Finland’s largest food companies, working within the bakery, confectionery, and work-place restaurant sectors. Summer 2013 saw the return of Fazer’s café chain to Helsinki with locations in the centre of the city and in the districts of Munkkivuori and Tampere with more to follow.
Scandinavian graphic design studio Kokoro & Moi worked with Fazer to develop a new brand identity for its café chain—which included logo, print, packaging, signage, interior design and a clothing range—based around the custom typefaces Fazer Grotesk and Fazer Chisel drawn from signage that hung above Fazer Café’s original Kluuvikatu location.
Bambudda is a contemporary Chinese restaurant, located in Vancouver’s Gastown district, with a menu that mixes Hong Kong and southern Chinese cuisine with a modern interpretation of Dim Sung. Design agency Post Projects recently developed a brand identity for the restaurant—which included a logo, menus, stationery and website design—based around a simple but unexpected logotype set in Timonium.
Jeffrey’s was a café, located in the Clarksville district of Austin that was opened in 1975 by Ron and Peggy Weiss and Jeff Weinberger. Renovated and ‘reimagined’ in 2013 by chef Larry McGuire, the venue became a fine dining restaurant, preparing a simply seasonal menu, that has gone on to be named one of 2013′s Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the country by Bon Appétit magazine.
To coincide with this renovation, design agency FÖDA Studio developed a new brand identity solution for Jeffrey’s—which included a logo-type, hand drawn illustrative detail and print with a mix of materials—based around its historic, 35 year relationship with Clarksville.