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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11 months 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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11 months 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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11 months 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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11 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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11 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Ethyl & Tank

Ethyl & Tank

Bar in Columbus, OH Designed by A&R Creative Group. A great color palette anchors this menu with its staggered sheets for cocktails, brunch, and dinner presented in a classy leather board and all with great typography and clean layouts. Visit Ethyl & Tank. For bigger...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Griddle Sakai

Griddle Sakai

Japanese in Kobe, Japan Designed by Takizuan. This menu takes the board-plus-holding-device approach to new extremes with an extra thick construction, an industrial-grade loop, and some serious nuts and bolts. The menus look great hanging from the top of the bar. The cover is printed on a richly...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Meira

Meira

Seafood in Vila Praia de Ancora, Portugal Designed by 327 Creative Studio. An elegant and bright leather-covered board holds the menu in place with a charming blue and white twine reminiscent of fishing and boating equipment. Simple typography in a gridded layout makes the menu elegant and easy...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Morrissey's Lounge

Morrissey's Lounge

American in Saratoga Springs, NY Designed by Might & Main. A classic high-end presentation in a branded leather cover gets an infusion of color through the use of yellow paper. A gridded layout and a cool combination of typefaces add up to a sophisticated yet brawny look. Visit Morrissey's...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

Blue Hen

Blue Hen

American in saratoga springs, NY Designed by Might & Main. Who knew that a hen could look so sophisticated? As a line drawing, this hen looks great foil stamped on the cover of the menus and as a large background on the inside. A minimal layout and simple typography make for a great set...

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1 year ago, Art of the Menu, Graphic Design

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