- Tranquerah Bistro
- Tranquerah bistro is a bistro that located in the colourful and historical place of Melaka, Malaysia. With the mix of Malay and Portuguese-Eurasian, this bistro is the perfect place to showcase the diversity of culture, custom and history of Malaysia. Choosing modern contemporary as a concept, it make this bistro have a modern look and feel but still have the traditional element in it.
The aroma and tea cup are represent the typical bistro atmosphere. The idea using liquid as one of my inspirations comes went I saw liquid on my table and I was amazed and I thought it will be a great idea in my design.
Keris, is the Malay traditional weapon that Malay people use to protect people that they love and themselves. it‘s also are represent dignity, standard of the owner. I choose Keris because it also represent Melaka, the city of full with culture and history, suit with the location of the bistro; I want put the local feels and uniqueness of the culture and environments into the bistro to make it more strong and solid.
Auptimagh Ah typeface has been chosen for its good legibility. Using this typeface consistently is important to maintain the uniqueness of the Tranquerah Bistro. These typefaces have it own uniqueness and a perfect mix with the new symbol.
- Logo identity pattern
Pattern and logo treatments for Tranquerah Bistro
The idea for this pattern is rooted notion of digital camouflage. The brief was to create a pattern that can be flexible and can move and become more than a single logo. I use the idea of Ying and Yang (Chinese symbol for good and bad) to make it more interesting and unique. This presented an interesting challenge to make a print from a single symbol, -but are in fact, repeated patterns.
The second pattern I want to make more organic and more fluid, element to enhance the visual impact. For this I explored size and stroke of the symbol to make more stand out and liquefying. I used darker background colour to make it more elegant and exclusive.
- Uniform and apron
The uniform and apron are reflection of Malay culture. I choose baju kebaya as a uniform for women because it’s have the modern touch but in the same time it still have a traditional elements. Using the logo as a pattern it makes the uniform stand out and unique. Apron is a mix of Malay and Portuguese-Eurasian culture, I using the Malay traditional pattern such as bunga hati tengah, kepala lawi ayam and many more. Malay culture have plenty of great pattern, I want to highlight it and to educate the customer about the history and culture of Malaysia. I want to make a design that stylish but in time meaningful.
- menu and resit
- Coaster design
- Icons, symbols + pictograms
- Promotion item