Opinion by Richard Baird.
Hill of Grace Restaurant was created by renowned Australian wine maker Henschke and is located at the historic Adelaide Oval. With the intention of elevating experience, Henschke worked with design studio Band to develop a new brand identity that would match the quality of its food and wine, and establish a stronger connection with the roots of the brand, the Henschke vineyard. This is explored through photography, features custom typeface and redrawn logotype, and included the design of menus, stationery, invitations and business cards with a strong material quality in the use of laid paper, textured surfaces and blind emboss and black block foil detail.
The Franklin Boutique Hotel provides seven room accommodation at the heart of the city of Adelaide. Rooms feature interior detail such as white tiles, exposed utilities, chipboard panels, high quality finishes and original artwork from local artists, as well as modern conveniences that include en suite bathrooms, Nespresso machine, ipod dock radios, refrigerators and irons. Following a successful reinvention of the attached pub, the owners addressed the accommodation above by hiring Adelaide based design studio Band to develop a new brand identity, which included logotype and printed collateral, that would reflect the urban edge of the hotel.