A range of illustration-leaning projects this week, with work from Gold Coast, Dallas, and Columbus.
Slipstream Brewing by Verg
Slipstream Brewing is a microbrewery in Yeerongpilly, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, that offers six core beers. The identity, designed by Gold Coast, Australia-based Verg, is a lovely and energetic mix of lettering, iconography, and illustrations that come together very nicely in the cans. At first, the elements of each can seem like they won’t blend together but everything from the three bands in the background to the sideways logo to the badge to the hatchwork-y vehicle illustrations were meant to be together. See full project
Trinity Park Conservancy by Matchbox Studio
Trinity Park Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that supports and implements the recreational, economic development, and environmental stewardship components of the Trinity River Corridor Project that spans 20 miles along Dallas, TX. The identity, by local firm Matchbox Studio, features a great drawing that blends a bird, a leaf, and some water-y waves into a single monoweight icon. It’s a very nicely balanced, asymmetrical icon that looks great on its own on t-shirts and caps but also pairs very well with the thin serif wordmark. It’s almost like a throwback logo of a simple icon, a smart font choice, and no bells or whistles. See full project
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. by Eric&Todd
Lucky Pickle Dumpling Co. is a new-ish, small-ish dumplings and noodle place in New York, NY. The identity, designed by Columbus, OH-based Eric&Todd, revolves around pickles. Or, well, illustrations of pickles paired with everything from the waving cat thing to pickles with shrimps, pickles with chicken, and pickles with unicorn-pigs. Playful and a little ludicrous with a deadpan execution, the illustrations make for a funky irreverent identity. As a bonus, there are high-fiving dumplings, and basketball-hooping noodle bowls. The supporting typography is nice too. See full project