Finding the Inspiration
Porano Pasta gets its name from a small town in Italy. On a family trip to Porano, Gerard found a sense of warmth and community built around sharing simple, delicious food. This gave us the perfect building blocks for our designs.
A Flexible Framework
Consider the fonts used both for the logo and the in-store signage: While the letter styles vary throughout the space – such as the additional vertical strokes or red dot under the “o” – there’s a sense of structure and consistency to the branding.
Mix It Up
Similarly, the graphics in the space mix both modern and mid-century modern styles. Illustrations of Italian-influenced buildings were fused with images of our own contemporary city to create a striking mural in the main hall. On another wall, a map that reflects the real town of Porano becomes the center of attention.
Taking the Restaurant to the Web
The website became an ideal introduction to Porano Pasta’s visual style, showcasing both graphic elements from the brand and photos of the food. The dishes animate in and out, capturing not only the spirit of the restaurant but also the sense of sheer variety of combinations available.
Porano Pasta opened in late January, and was named one of Eater’s Most Anticipated Restaurants of the Year. The restaurant has continued to receive high marks, both for its food (of course) and its design.
Thank you to Greg Rannells for providing some really great photographs.