For Next Class, in 2 Weeks
This is an opportunity to design a restaurant that has a clear, strong brand that stands for something. The more concise and evocative, the better. It's ok to exclude certain types of people, as long as you appeal to an audience of raving fans.
Bring in a presentation that you can get extremely clear feedback on. Whether that is a combination of print and digital is up to you. Your presentation should be less than 5 mins.
Playlist: Create a playlist of at least 10 songs that evoke the mood of this place. Is it anti-establishment (Rage Against the Machine), is it feminine and powerful (Lorde), is it hippy (Grateful Dead)… yes I realize these are very lame examples. Listen to these songs and related songs as you design.
Tone Words: Do the tone word exercise, whittling down from 75 to 3 tone words.
Mood Boards: At least one board for each tone word, plus boards for restaurants, menus, color palette and target audiences.
Naming: This article is an overly simplified version of naming, but a good start. Come up with at least 60 names, from various categories. Here's an ugly but clear breakdown of name types. Find at least 10 from each category. Whittle it down to your 3 best, then choose one.
Logo: Sketch at least 100 logos in your notebook. Try different pens, pencils, calligraphy marker, sharpie; try it big, small, microscopic; consider texture. Find 3 best and refine on the computer.
Color: Pull at least 3 different color palettes from your mood boards. Consider using color as the main branding element.
Menu: Mock up a menu. Is it long and skinny, printed on paper, written in chalk, is it vinyl on a wall? How can it be usable, yet unique? Better yet, try the menu in a few different formats to see what works.
Any other touch points that you want to mock up, please bring those to class. We will do a design review, and then you will refine for your final presentation on 4/11.