Donovan’s Cellar is an artisan producer of condiments and pickles created from classic techniques and family recipes. Launched in 2011 by NYC based restaurant owners Brandon Donovan and Francis Derby the products are aimed at both the retail and restaurant markets. Donovan’s identity and packaging propositions, developed by United*, convey the regionally sourced, hand packed and home style nature of the range with a mixed typographical solution and two tone colour palette.
Black Goat is a pre-packed organic coffee product that will be sold (under the brand Espresso Republic) by Dripp, a coffee shop soon to open in Chino Hills, California. The packaging, created by Turkish independent designer Salih Kucukaga, draws its inspiration from Kaldi, an Ethiopian myth ascribing the origin of coffee to a goat herder and Islamic holy man, and blends the geometric patterns of Arabesque, a simple but stylised goat motif and hand-crafted logo-type.
Ness is a new application that draws together personal information from social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare (a process described as ‘machine learning‘) to provide its users with individualised restaurant recommendations. The app’s identity was strategically managed, named and designed by international brand development agency Moving Brands and represents the idea of unique user-centric data from multiple sources being brought together with a faceted heart logo-mark.