We recently had the distinct pleasure to work with the gals at Wine Country Chocolates to help them create a new logo that better expressed their unique, gourmet, hand-made chocolates.
You can see the tasty new logo above on their brand new sign outside their Jack London Village location in Glen Ellen, CA. We look forward to seeing the logo take over their boxes, packaging and other materials.
Our design director Mary found a way to carry over their yellow and black checker pattern used in their previous logo (see the image below:)
However, she freed the checks from their formalized placement by giving them an imperfectly-edged, handmade look just the way their one-of-a-kind chocolate truffles appear. She also made “Chocolate” the focus of the logo while (with the help of Ms. Esme Johnson’s handwriting) giving it an almost drizzled look—almost as if it were written in chocolate sauce. Don’t you just want to take a bite out of it?
If you haven’t tried their truffles before, be sure to stop into one of their locations for a mind-blowing treat. We highly recommend “The Elvis” in all its peanut-buttery and banana-y goodness.
And if you have tried their truffles before, don’t you think it’s time for a second helping? Or a third? Or a fourth . . . ?
The Bay Area/Seattle band Indian Valley Line asked us to create custom, hand-made cover art for their limited edition debut album release. We happily took up the cause, being big fans of the band and their music. (Click through for more…)
this weekend, the “bean to bar” chocolate startup we’re working with, Chaac Mol, debuted some of their chocolate at a holiday event, held at Haus on the Sonoma Plaza. we couldn’t be there, but they sent along some photos, included below.
our absence was bittersweet: sad to miss the event, we did enjoy an evening in the city. we covered our ears and spent a lot of time with our faces hidden during the play Peter Pan and later stood at the foot of a christmas tree that probably almost touched the stars and even later had chocolate truffles in lieu of the promised hot chocolate and the missed Chaac Mol.
To create this album artwork, we started off with an original painting of a piano on fire and added Sarah’s original photography.
We then laid out the album art to develop a cohesive visual representation of the band’s unique music and personality.