A small bar and cafe in Zurich, Switzerland, with a focus on jazz and hip-hop music.
The clients searched for an unconventional visual concept, which represents their musical, social, and political position, and can be extended permanently.
The visual concept is based on the shape of an octagon, which derives from the architecture of the bar room with its 45-degree angled floorplan. The geometric font Monocto is an upright italic which was developed and revised for this project. The design is inspired by a historical running hand and by rational, utilitarian monospace types. Also the abstracted images were rasterized with an octagonal pattern. The images show people, all enfants terribles, that inspired the clients during their lives. Additionally, quotes of these persons were used in the project. The monogram symbolizes the ampersand from Bar & Cafe, and the first letters of enfant terrible.