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State and Lake

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Designed by Boy Burns Barn.

Located at the corner of State and Lake streets in Chicago, the cornered logo of this gastro pub serves as the backdrop — burned into wood panels that sandwich the menu held by a rubber band — for the very simply designed menus. Keeping the layout simple allows for the materials and finishes of the menu to make the lasting impression. Also: elk.

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By Armin on 08.15.2011



Joseph Vigor Restaurant Branding’s comment is:

This is a great menu from start to finish. The only gripe I have would be the elk imagery under the typography. It may be a bit difficult to read under dimmer lighting. This is very well done though. I still don't understand how the menu is held in place though. Well done.

on 08.15.2011 at 09:25 AM

Armin Vit’s comment is:

Joseph, I believe it's two wood panels, one with a hole cut out of it, and the paper is slipped in between. The rubber band would hold the two pieces of wood together allowing for changes.

on 08.15.2011 at 11:38 AM

State and Lake

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