Friday, 30 September 2016

Project Love: Umami Burger

Although Umami burger is an American tradition, even I know of these amazing burgers! The team at Project M Plus have been working on a rebrand, as explained below
We started with graphic identity for the brand. Their signature “get your lips around our buns” logo was overpowered by a word mark with a dated, strong black outline. The two didn’t pair well and didn’t offer a consistent lock-up. The updated word mark is set in Lulo from Yellow Design Studio and stacks well under what has become the signature mark of the Umami brand. 
For the menu design we added several graphic layers; a half tone texture, secondary stamp graphics, and a Japanese sashiko embroidery pattern. Our architecture team used this same pattern to create a stencil pattern on the floors of their two newest locations in Los Angeles and Chicago. 
To retain Umami’s signature youthful edge, we added bright neon signs and updated the graffiti art with a new style of street art— d├ęcollage. This technique involves layering posters over one another, then tearing away layers to reveal the various posters underneath. The poster art was custom designed in-house to message the flavor profiles of Umami; artful, scaleable and just like Umami – totally one of a kind.

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