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The End of Art of the Menu

The End of Art of the Menu

Announcement in This is the last post on Art of the Menu.July 2011 -- September 2019.

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3 weeks ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Jackson's Bluff

Jackson's Bluff

Bar in North Augusta, SC Designed by Vigor. Nailing the rugged-outdoors-lumberjack vibe with great textures and bold typography, these menus will have you wishing for an axe to wield after the first drink. (Not advised.) Visit Jackson's Bluff. For bigger menu images see this...

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Soji

Soji

Asian in Baton Rouge, LA Designed by ThreeSixtyEight. Here is a nice twist we hadn't seen before: using chopsticks to anchor an intro sheet, creating a brief unexpected interaction with the menu as the customer removes their chopsticks to start perusing. Design-wise, this is pretty nice, with...

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1 month ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Okopova

Okopova

Cafe in Lublin, Poland Designed by Motyw Studio. A lovely wordmark accents this menu with a staggered approach that splits one part of the menu into a set of shorter blue sheets and the dinner menu that displays each dish with photos, ingredient shots, descriptions, and wine pairings. Visit...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Locanda Vittoria

Locanda Vittoria

Italian in Italy Designed by Mezzopieno. The color palette, inspired by some sweet terrazzo, is what makes this menu work as the sheets stagger proportionally on each other. Some nice, old-timey typography seals the deal. Visit Locanda Vittoria.

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Midwestern

Midwestern

American in St. Louis, MO Designed by Atomic Dust. It's hard to go wrong with a menu that says "MEAT" in condensed uppercase bold red letters. Present it on a clipboard and you have yourself a surefire winner as is the case here. Simple typography and a good coupling of colored stock paper add...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Isabel

Isabel

Bar in Denver, CO Designed by Wunderwerkz. A juice bar by day and a cocktail bar by night inside the Source Hotel + Market Hall, Isabel takes its name from the owner, Isabel Nesmith, of Colorado Ironworks, a company started in 1881. The identity takes elements from Nesmith's coat of arms and...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Hello Matcha

Hello Matcha

Bakery in Puebla, Mexico Designed by Heavy Estudio. Alternating, staggered sheets in an unexpected color palette of green, pink, and black sit neatly on a large wooden board with a charming rabbit logo engraved in the back. Simple and crisp typography throughout, keeps the menu looking contemporary. Visit...

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2 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Curio

Curio

Bar in San Francisco, CA Designed by Bootjack Creative. Through a combination of funky type, vintage illustrations, and ornate ornaments, these menus play up the mystical, carnivalesque, obscure vibes offered by Curio. Visit Curio. For bigger menu images see this post at Art...

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Eugene's Canteen

Eugene's Canteen

Bar in Columbus, OH Designed by piink iink studio. As part of the homage to army veterans -- including the bar's owner and his grandfather -- these menus boldly mix a dark olive green paper folder with a bright orange paracord that almost looks like some kind of survival kit. Great typography...

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3 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

La Riojana

La Riojana

Bar in Cantabria, Spain Designed by Mubien. There are a couple of great combinations at play here: one is the typography that mixes a lovely thin script with a bold monospace font and the other being the production that mixes foil stamping with heavily textured cloth covers. The result is a...

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4 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

The Vermillion Room

The Vermillion Room

French in Banff, Alberta Designed by Glasfurd & Walker. Sometimes it's hard to argue with the classics, like a leather case with a plastic pouch and gold corners, which can be classied up with proper typography as is the case here. And copper foil on a leather-bound case (as in the drinks...

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4 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Crown Jewel

Crown Jewel

Bistro in Portland, ME Designed by Might & Main. Between the flamingos and the pink and mint hues, this is like a little slice of Miami in Great Diamond Island, Maine, a little island off of Portland. The cloth cover, the mint stock, and the gold foil accents bring a dose of sunshine to...

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5 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Union

Union

American in Portland, ME Designed by Might & Main. With a dark green cloth main menu and dark wood supporting menus, this set conveys an elegant earthiness which hints at the local sourcing of the food's ingredients. Lovely details like the debossed logo and etched wordmark support the clean...

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5 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Leadbelly's

Leadbelly's

Contemporary in London, UK Designed by betwixt. With each table at Leadbelly's getting its own succulent and a number of plants adorning the space, the menus echo the lovely nature details from the space in the different menu covers with a cool range of linocut illustrations, accompanied by...

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5 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Sacré Bistro

Sacré Bistro

Bistro in Epernay, France Designed by Studio Plastac. Escalating typography is a semi-old trick but, yup, it always does the trick, adding some nice moments of motion and tension to these otherwise minimalist menus, presented in a calming combination of colored stock and wooden boards. Visit...

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6 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Belair Cantina

Belair Cantina

Mexican in Multiple Locations, WI Designed by Project M Plus. A fun and eclectic combination of typefaces come together vibrantly in this set of menus that add up to a quirky yet put-together aesthetic. Visit Belair Cantina.

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6 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Bule Bule

Bule Bule

Bar in Madrid, Spain Designed by El Calotipo. If you thought you had seen it all -- or most of it -- on Art of the Menu, here is a menu that lights up with a switch on the back and casts a halo around the silhouette of the elevated logo. Bule Bule, I raise a glass to you. Visit Bule Bule.

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6 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Alios Ilios

Alios Ilios

Greek in Santorini, Greece Designed by Brand New Via Design. The restaurant at the beautiful Santo Maris Hotel adds to its luxurious experience with these crafty menus presented on a light wood board held together by bronze clips, finished and polished by hand, with amorphous and unexpected...

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6 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Troop

Troop

Japanese in Hyogo, Japan Designed by Taiki Taki. This menu has a good mix of materials with a textured wood plank, white metal clasps, and tan and orange papers (neatly staggered to boot). The interiors are a little on the heavy side with a lot of lines and images but it does have a comprehensive...

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7 months ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

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