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Coffee House London Branding by Reynolds and Reyner

by . November 9th, 2013

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The amazing design studio in Ukraine has made it again! This time in branding Coffee House London.

Reynolds and Reyner, the design studio who are popular in the creative industry for bringing exceptional branding and packaging ideas has recently published a new project about branding Coffee House London and it’s definitely worth checking out.

At first sight, you might really think the whole branding experience is for a coffee shop in London but in fact the coffee house finds its way in Kiev, city capital of Ukraine. It is like having a piece of London in an entirely different city. That makes this branding so effective and successful. Reynolds and Reyner’s one year of working with this identity project definitely paid off.

 

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

This unique branding project is complete with the logo design process and how it is applied in the whole identity design. YTD got the chance to get in touch with Reynolds and Reyner represented by two of their key members Alexander Andreyev and Artyom Kulik  talking about the project in a short interview below:

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Creative minds behind Reynolds and Reyner: (from left) Alexander Andreyev and Artyom Kulik

Launching a new coffee brand in today’s very competitive market is hugely challenging. You have to offer something truly unique, of the highest quality, along with great atmosphere. You really have to stand out in a crowd.


YTD: What are the guiding principles behind this project?

R&R: Coffee House London from the beginning needed to be a special place. Piece of London in the center of Kiev. Unique and very stylish in every detail yet still friendly and not expensive.

 

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

YTD: Why is it always necessary to start the design process with going through a lot of sketching?

R&R: It’s not just sketching. We starting from thinking and analyzing of business-sphere. We think about the project as if we are the owners of it. Designing is not about drawing – it’s about thinking. Looking for effective solutions in tasks.

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Paying attention to details in refining the logo is what I like about this project. The final logo itself has the classic yet a bit of modern style London culture. Combined through many familiar references which best symbolizes London, the logo is powerful enough to carry a strong brand identity.

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

YTD: The logo is so unique and powerful. What is your creative approach in designing the logo?

R&R: We split the process on stages and propose different directions of branding. This was we can find the best combination of high quality design and client’s expectations in their brand.

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

YTD: What keeps it unique from your other branding projects?

R&R: All projects are different. Even if we’re asked to create, for example, coat of arms – it’s always different vision behind it based on client’s objectives.

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

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Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

The logo proves its flexibility by not getting away with its core message even when applied in various styles and executions.

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

YTD: What do you think is the biggest challenge in this project?

R&R: Combining classic and modern style, plus themes of London culture and process of coffee drinking. So it’s 4 almost absolutely different things combined in one.

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

Coffee House London by Reynolds and Reyner

See more images and more about the project in their website.

What do you guys think of this branding project? Tell us your thoughts via the comments below.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.

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