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Montreux Café

Quantity Produced


Production Cost


Production Time

1 week

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Business card: 85 mm × 55 mm (3.3 in × 2.1 in)

Page Count

Paper Stock


Number of Colors

1 spot + Copper Foil


Matte lamination



Custom Chalet Comprime by House Ind
Custom Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro


The first thing that came to mind after seeing these was Tiffany’s, and of course quick to follow, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and then Audrey Hepburn. Like her, the turqoise and gold combination has just the right amount of class and sass. Funny how things come full circle.

We’ve developed a full identity system for Montreux Café, with the aim of increasing its brand awareness. We have also incorporated a set of brand colours to help improve on the brand recognition of Montreux Café.

We’ve used a similar typeface to their previous design to help bridge the transition of the rebrand, as well as keeping elements like the wheat symbol (as requested by the client), that was used to subtly frame the wordmark. By varying the thickness of the condensed typeface we are able to compact the wordmark as much as possible, yet maximizing legibility.

To improve the image of Montreux Café, we’ve used a much heavier grammage stock, coupled with the Copper foil-blocking of the logo.

Initially we intend to use uncoated stock for the business cards, and use triplexing to sandwich a brown stock in between to add a little novelty. However, we took considerations into being consistent with the packaging of the cakes, which have to be varnished or laminated to improve the durability when placed into and taken out of fridges and ice boxes, and decided to forgo triplexing and use a matte lamination on the business cards. It helps to keep the cost down too.

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Lauren Dickens

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Lauren Dickens

Former intern at UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

April 22, 2011


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