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The beloved Bondi Hardware was the local hardware store for all your DIY needs, for 30 years, it was a well known business on the vibrant Hall st… Read More
The beloved Bondi Hardware was the local hardware store for all your DIY needs, for 30 years, it was a well known business on the vibrant Hall street. It has now been transformed into a stylish and rustic Bar and Restaurant. The concept for the venue evolved around the hardware theme, inspired by rustic features , exposed bricks, recycled timber, high gabled ceilings and plenty of character! The design was inspired by mechanical objects, DIY projects and sketchy grid paper. The food menu was to represent the character of the venue whilst embracing this Bar's heritage. The brass screws on the corners of the menu hold it onto a piece of ply wood. The Beverage Book is held together by craft string, with a Die cut Cog that related directly to the bar coasters. Branding and identity design created and art directed all independently. Logo design, menus, web design and all communication design for the bar opening including launch invitation and Press release. Read Less
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The beloved Bondi Hardware was the local hardware store for all your DIY needs, for 30 years, it was a well known business on the vibrant Hall street. It has now been transformed into a stylish and rustic Bar and Restaurant. The branding was inspired by mechanical objects, DIY projects and sketchy grid paper. The food menu was to represent the character of the venue whilst embracing this Bar's heritage. The brass screws on the corners of the menu hold it onto a piece of ply wood. The Beverage Book is held together by craft string, with a Die cut Cog that relates directly to the bar coasters.

This project involved designing everything from the logo and identity, through to the menus and coasters, from the business cards to the website to the recipe illustrations.... And don't forget screwing each menu to the board and tying all cocktail books. 

It was a hands-on job, with late nights in the 'workshop', but definitely my most rewarding yet. 
Bondi Hardware digital 
 Website and D.I.Y. projects 


http://bondi-hardware.com.au/ 
D.I.Y Projects (on iPad) are recipes that Bondi Hardware share with the public. The technical illustrations mimic those found in instruction booklets - much easier to understand than ones you get with IKEA furniture. D.I.Y project is an innovative way to share recipes and keep their audience intrigued and returning to the website. 
 The Art of the Menu
Bondi Hardware showcased 
First, and still the only, Australian menu showcased on 'Art of the Menu'. This site catalogues the underrated creativity of menu's from around the world. 

Check it out at http://www.underconsideration.com/artofthemenu/archives/bondi_hardware.php 
Keeping it fresh 
Bondi hardware's cocktails and beverage menu evolves with the seasons, and so must the feel of the design. Winter is upon us, and this black (almost leather type paper stock) cover mimics this cosy and intimate vibe this bar oozes in the winter months. Inside this book there are some quirky new additions like the re-vamped share cocktail choices and page with the beer selection is unexpected and true to Bondi Hardware's identity.

Along with the changes in print, the web also has to keep with the times. Bondi Hardware's instagram feed populates each page of the website with 3 of the most recent posts framed in BH style. As well as keeping the website fresh with new images, it gives the Bondi Hardware boys a way of keeping the website from getting stale using the easiest way possible... the iPhone camera. Check out the Bondi Hardware website to see what I mean, you will be impressed. 


Apologies for the grainy photo, I will update soon.