I went to World Market a little while ago and took some photos on my phone of some great designs. Unfortunately my phone has gone haywire, so here’s examples of what I saw according to Google.
I think Pinterest has become a great resource for finding design ideas. I used it last semester, but even since then I’ve noticed how it’s grown. I found some really great packaging and coffee ideas from ThinkMule’s board. Check it out! Here’s some of the wonderful ideas I found:
I went to Half Priced Books in Appleton this weekend and found this book called “The ABCs of Rock” and it reminded me of the direction I want to take in my Algoma Coffee project. All of the designs in this book were very graphic and rather punk, but it still interested me.
I’m currently working on a logo for “Algoma Coffee” and found this post with 50 Creative and Beautiful Coffee Logo Designs: http://www.tripwiremagazine.com/2010/10/50-creative-and-beautiful-coffee-logo-designs.html
I noticed a lot of coffee cups and coffee beans in almost all of these logos, which made me not want to use them in mine. Some of my favorite logos are the ones that break the mold. Check them out:
I was ecstatic when I learned from Chip Kidd‘s blog that Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans are being sold in limited edition at Target. What’s the occasion? 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of this pop art masterpiece.
In case you are wondering, yes, they are sold in Oshkosh! I bought mine last night, only $0.75 so collect them all!
This Algoma Coffee design project is reminding me of all the wonderful coffee shops I have been too. One of my other favorites, Paradigm, is in my hometown, Sheboygan, WI. It is in a great space downtown that is decorated by old school bicycles, doors, and furniture. They support local businesses and musicians, which is awesome. The coffee and food are great. The designs are pretty nice as well. I personally do not find Sheboygan to be that exciting, but Paradigm is definitely a place I enjoy visiting during my times at home.
In June, I spent a week in Bellingham, Washington, an absolutely gorgeous city that happens to have the highest concentration of coffee shops in the state. Needless to say, I drank a lot of coffee that week.
My favorite coffee shop chain was The Woods Coffee. I believe there are now 13 shops open in the Bellingham area, all of which are unique and provide a different experience at each one. I wish I would have taken pictures in the ones that I visited, but take my word for it, they are all beautiful. I personally think their logo could use some work, but the design and feel of the shops make up for it. I did enjoy the design of their coffee bags however. Here’s one that I bought for my mom:
If you ever get the chance to head out to Bellingham, make sure to stop by Woods!
Searching for ideas for branding my imaginary coffee company and found this.
Yesterday was Customer Appreciation Day at Jimmy Johns. Naturally, my friends and I headed down to get our hands on some $1 subs. I always enjoy the fun signs that are placed around the shop and the vibe that JJ provides for their customers. Consistent designs make me excited. And they are always looking for rockstars.