Graphic Design

Alchemy

Alchemy

Juice in Columbus, OH Designed by A & R Creative Group. The stark minimalism of these menus is nicely offset by the charming icons for all that is on offer, from smoothies to avo toast. It can feel a little clinical but the pops of color in each of the illustrations add sufficient warmth...

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1 day ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Espacio N

Espacio N

Contemporary in Huesca, Spain Designed by El Calotipo. To match the slightly enigmatic name -- "Space N" -- the food menu comes in a moody black-tinted wooden board with the logo etched on it, revealing the original color. A white wood menu for drinks adds a striking contrast. No interiors to...

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6 days ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Long Bar

Long Bar

Bar in Singapore Designed by Manic. Birthplace of the "Singapore Sling" cocktail, the Long Bar in the Raffles Hotel recently reopened after a long restoration. With a renewed sense of environmental responsibility, Long Bar's menu cover is made from recycled corks, which give it a one-of-a-kind...

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1 week ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Range Life

Range Life

American in Livermore, CA Designed by Jason Rothman. Airy and crisp, these menus exude relaxed California vibes. A simple border treatment ties all the different menus together and the embossed logo is a lovely detail that makes the menus look more luxurious than they actually cost to do. Visit...

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Beaufort Bar

Beaufort Bar

Bar in London, UK Designed by Shotopop. Look up "restraint" in the dictionary and a picture of this menu will not come up and I don't mean that sarcastically -- in a sea of restrained and minimalist menus it's sometimes enjoyable to see something over the top, opulent, and rich in visuals and...

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

The Classic

The Classic

American in Houston, Texas Designed by Principle. This simple yet lively menu system is nicely accented by a rattan pattern inspired by the classic weave of the Cesca chair by Marcel Breuer. Debossed and laser-etched it works beautifully on the materials chosen and complements the tight-gridded...

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Italian in Bogota, Colombia Designed by Arutza Studio. The dark-tinted wood on this menu board serves as a great backdrop for the gold-printed logo on the back and the bright white stock on the front, neatly held by two stretch bands. Visit Cacio e Pepe.

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Portego

Portego

Bistro in Larisa, Greece Designed by Sowl Creative Studio. If you are able to discern through the dark and moody photographs, the highlight (no pun intended) of this menu is the laser-cut cube pattern cover that hides and reveals the first page of the menu. It's a nice touch but I wonder how...

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

La Brasseria

La Brasseria

Italian in London, UK Designed by Land of Plenty. A series of delightful illustrations accompany these simple and sophisticated menus, presented in a lovely range of pastel-colored stock and an elegant cloth-bound cover. The cuts on the corners of all the menus tie it all neatly together. Visit...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Grey Tiger

Grey Tiger

Bar in Toronto, Canada Designed by Becky Ip. A grimoire, for the uninitiated (pun intended), is "a book of magic spells and invocations", which serves as the foundation for the latest cocktail menu of Grey Tiger. Each house drink is featured on a single page, which is accompanied with an incantation...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

The Old Man

The Old Man

Bar in Hong Kong Designed by Oddity Studio. The menu for this bar, themed after Ernest Hemingway, uses Risograph printing to deliver impressions of Hemingway first edition book сovers coupled with Art Deco design elements and elegant typography. Visit The Old Man . For bigger...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

L'Avenue

L'Avenue

French in Baku, Azerbaijan Designed by Studio Frisch. This seriously upscale and chic restaurant gets an upscale and chic menu to match. At first glance there might not be much to it but the attention to detail in the logo, lettering, and material selection is decadent. Visit L'Avenue.

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Cote

Cote

Steakhouse in New York, NY Designed by Pentagram (Emily Oberman). Almost more like a high-end catalog than a regular menu, these heroically shot pieces of meat make it clear what COTE is all about. (Sorry vegetarians!). Mixed with a little bit of a brasserie aesthetic, the menus have a striking,...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Augustin Batignolles

Augustin Batignolles

French in Paris, France Designed by Festin studio and madameBois. These are two menus for two different restaurants (but I could only fit one restaurant name in the title because I programmed this site like 10 years ago and so, yeah, it can only accommodate one line of text). Anyway... these...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Matadora

Matadora

Spanish in Woburn, MA Designed by Proportion. This menu stands out thanks to a couple of crafty details, the most evident being the tightly sewn spine in a rich copper color that pairs great with the watercolor illustration of the woman bullfighter. The typography and the layout are a little...

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

No Posts until Sep. 18

Announcement in Due to heavy workload at UnderConsideration headquarters, we will resume posting on September 18.

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

8th & English

8th & English

Seafood in Cincinnati, OH Designed by BS LLC. This set of menus share a joyful collage aesthetic along with colorful and playful typography, all in a great color pastel color palette. The drinks menu has a little extra oomph with the blue foil on a coral-colored background. Visit 8th &...

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Demoiselle by Galvin

Demoiselle by Galvin

French in Dubai, UAE Designed by DesignLSM. The illustrations created for the restaurant by painter and naturalist John Orbidon are repurposed in this menu as a single-color foil stamp on the cover and lovely sepia tone background on the inside cover. The menu is as elegant and ornate as a French...

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Zobler's Deli & Diner

Zobler's Deli & Diner

Delicatessen in London, UK Designed by Club. Paper placemats that serve as menus always have an extra charming quality to them and this one excels with some great typography, playful illustrations, and crisp layout. Visit Zobler's Deli & Diner.

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Noodlecat

Noodlecat

Noodles in Westlake, OH Designed by Studio of Christine Wisnieski. These set of menus -- that span print, digital, and mobile versions -- may not seem like much but their simplicity and clarity are very well handled graphically and they work seamlessly across mediums. The circle-cropped images...

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4 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

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