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Wine Fandango by Moruba, Spain

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Branding for Wine Fandango by graphic design studio Moruba

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.

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The Assembly by Bravo, Singapore

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo and neon sign by Bravo for Singapore based men's retail store and coffee shop The Assembly

The Assembly and The Assembly Ground are a men’s retail destination and coffee shop in Singapore. The store stocks a variety of lifestyle labels for the “fun and spontaneous gentlemen who appreciate quality” while the coffee shop is a space for like-minded individuals to get together. Graphic design studio Bravo was responsible for creating a cohesive interior design and visual identity for both experiences.

Described as classic, versatile and playful, Bravo’s treatment mixes familiar fashion patterns with hand drawn illustrative flourishes and practical sans-serif typography across menus, business cards, bags and tags, and sets these within the context of an interior of robust, industrial and earthy material textures, surfaces and furniture. The project also included neon signage and menu design.

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The Promontory by Dan Blackman, United States

Opinion by Richard Baird.

Logo, menus and coasters designed by Dan Blackman for Chicago restaurant, bar and entertainment venue The Promontory

The Promontory is an American bar, restaurant and entertainment venue located on Chicago’s Lake Park Ave. It has an interior that mixes urban details such as neon signage and concrete floors with the industrial qualities of exposed beams and utilities, the earthy textures of freshly cut logs, light wood tables and dark wood panelling, and the craft associated with traditionally made furniture. The restaurant also features a modern hearth of brick and stainless steel. This interior is a reflection of the restaurant’s menu which is described as being made up of “contemporary American food highlighting historic dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven”.

The Promontory’s brand identity, created by New York based Dan Blackman and extending across menus, coasters and signage, draws on the cues set by the interior design through type contrast, but also introduces a current sense of craft through paper choice, hand stamped finishes, material texture and illustration.

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