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Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral

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Production Method

Etching
Laser printer
Laser-Cut

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Design

Foreign Policy Design Group

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Printing

Laser Etching and Wood Cutting:Plixo

While wooden menus and business cards may be rare, this seared identity collateral for Japanese beef restaurant Fat Cow is well done. 

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Client

Fat Cow


Quantity Produced

Business Cards: 5,000
Menus: 50 each


Production Cost


Production Time

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Food Menu: 16.5 × 11.6 in.
Seasonal Menu: 11.4 × 8.5 in.
Wine Menu: 3.7 × 12 in.
Business Card: 3.3 × 2.2 in.


Page Count


Paper Stock

Recypal


Number of Colors

1

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

 


Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
Fat Cow Restaurant Menu and Collateral
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Project Description

Drawing inspiration largely from the Japanese aesthetic Wabi Sabi with traits that include simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty and the appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes, wood is used primarily as the platform of this brand communication. The non-uniformity and texture suggests the Wabi Sabi beauty of imperfection. The mark and the searing on the wood are also reminiscent of the branding of cattle.

Production Lesson(s)

The burning (laser-etching) of the logo onto the wood was not that all straightforward. We had many rounds of experiments and nit-picks before finally getting to a perfect "sear". The etching has to be controlled such that it does not toast out the logo yet heavy enough to leave a slight de-boss on the wood.
The ideal wood that we initially visioned to use - the matsu - is not available in Singapore. The closest one was the Balsa wood but that was too thin. The decision of which one to use was not easy one; since the logo is quite fine in size, it would be lost with certain wood grains if the wrong wood is picked.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 20, 2012

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Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

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