Opinion by Richard Baird.
Drawing inspiration from New York neon, and its show business associations, graphic design studio Moruba have developed a new brand identity treatment for Wine Fandango, a restaurant and wine bar, located in the Spanish city of Logroño, that features a rich interior design of textured glass, wood floors and furniture, ceramic tiles, exposed brick and gold fixtures. Wine Fandango’s identity is made up of custom typography and logotype, patterns, business cards, menus and neon signage.
Oyya is an ice bar located in the Belgium city of Bruges that retails a variety of frozen yoghurts, yoghurt drinks, waffles and 28 ice creams — the most in the city. Its brand identity, which included logotype, print, signage, uniforms and interior design created by local studio Skinn, while largely logo-centric and having a strict consistency across stickers, tubs, cone sleeves and boxes, manages to establish distinction through reduction without looking cheap and is sensitive to the historic nature of its location.
Hay Market is a restaurant set in the grounds of the Hong Kong Jockey Club with a distinctive interior of wood, leather, copper and exposed brick. The restaurant’s brand identity, designed by Singapore based Foreign Policy is inspired by British eccentricity, vibrant jockey silks and centuries of tradition and reflect the Jockey Club’s pedigree as a British Colonial entity. This is visualised as an eclectic juxtaposition of geometric shapes, bold colour contrast and material textures, vintage British typography and authentic Victorian illustrations. Foreign Policy explain that Hay-Market’s logo is a playful update on classic letterforms and also functions as a blank canvas, allowing for quirky permutations when combined with different illustrations. The project scope included uniforms, menu, interior design, animated logo, signage and wayfinding.