Newtown Social Club is a cafe and coffee shop located in the Fitzroy district of Melbourne. Following a recent refurbishment, brand design agency Liquorice Studio developed a new visual identity for the cafe that juxtaposes organic, natural wood prints, hand stamped print finishes, a pastel colour palette, unbleached and uncoated material choices alongside the utilitarian and geometric qualities of a neutral typeface, grid based layouts and perforated self adhesive labels. The result is an earthy craft-based aesthetic executed with a consistent, small-scale sense of practicality that neatly reflects the cafe’s interior, locality and handmade, hand selected products.
Jorge Diego Etienne is a Monterrey (MX) based industrial designer and studio owner. His new identity, created by multidisciplinary design agency Savvy, neatly contrasts technical and professional precision with a sense of personal handcraft through a complementary combination of tall geometric letterforms and curved terminals—executed across a monogram and logotype, the utilisation of grids, guides and fine lines, uncoated material choices, a blind emboss and the modular sticker and hand stamped print finish of the collaterals. The colour palette offers a similar juxtaposition and duality through the clinical and efficient use of white space and the contemporary creativity (and single colour restraint) of a vivid red.