When Cafe Novo moved to Kensington Market, its new location had some big new frontage. With 8ft of window facing Augusta Ave it was going to be the perfect place to highlight the cafe's two key tenets - sustainability and fair trade product.
Our goals where visibility and easy communication. The main lettering stood out in bright white script with a black shadow, while the cafe's features pop in bright magenta in the lower left of the window.
MATERIALS OneShot enamel House Industries Signpainter Casual & Upright
PROJECT Cafe Novo Kensington Market
Typography and print design of a logo and business cards, with carry over of the design to the website.
Typography is simple - handwritten style based on Sharpie. End production included colour variations on cards, matte silk stock and spot gloss to highlight logo and give a tactile exterience.
MATERIALS SquareSpace Web Sites Moo Printing
Printed on an over 100 year old Chandler & Price press by Fossil Letterpress, these were a great way to carry over the invitation designs and made a great keepsake.
MATERIALS 4in white cotton mix 65pt
PROJECT New Years Wedding - Toronto, Ontario
Nove Cafe Menu
When Cafe Novo moved to Kensington Market, its new location needed a new menu. Hand painted on a roll of kraft paper, it was an economical solution for a menu that required occasional changes and space for seasonal features. The colour contrast and lettering size allows for easy of reading from long distance.
MATERIALS 24inx36in kraft Black, white and magenta acrylic House Industries Signpainter Upright
ROJECT Cafe Novo Kensington Market
Novo Cafe Menu
Art Deco Wedding
With Art Deco inspiration, the invitations featured a matte black stock front with a deboss and gloss foil to highlight the events crest. Bonded to Crane Lettra uncoated cotton, that was blind emboss and printed. Gilded gold edges finished the look. Printed by Supply & Demand. Finishing the set were brush lettered and custom labeled green envelopes.
MATERIALS Uncoated cover weight black stock Crane Lettra uncoated cotton French Paper Co. Envelopes in Glo-Tone Green Light
SAVE THE DATE For ease of mailing, we designed post cards that highlighted the eventt details and hinted at the theme. These were printed by Moo on their Luxe paper stock.
Letterpress & Foil Invitations
Copper Lettering Decals
Script lettering cut outs serve as temporary labeling for a set of doors. Copper contact paper allowed for lettering to be transferred to the material then to the doors in a highly visible, but temporary and removable way.
MATERIALS Copper contact paper
Elements of my personal branding have been extracted for singular use - in this case the ampersand and magenta brand colour has been simplified for a sticker and the circle logo for a single colour rubber stamp.
STICKERS Created by Stickermule they have proven a wonder add-on for projects and a convenient handout when business cards are too formal.
MATERIALS Kiss cut matte vinyl stickers
Rubber Stamp Created by Lumi for multiple uses, the stamp serves as a brand items for packaging when delivering client work, letterhead creation and occasional business promotion.
MATERIALS Rubber manual stamp Black, white and magenta inks
Printed on an over 100 year old Chandler & Price press by Fossil Letterpress, these were a great takeaway for a distillery wedding.
Embossed elements are a great way to leave a branded impression in a subtle way. In this case, a debossed logo is placed over magenta washi tape, to incorporate the brand colours with a tactile element.