I was very happy to be asked to design the logo & identity for ShiHanKi, a café and event space scheduled to open in Kobe, Japan next year.
The proposed building spans three floors and has been designed with distinctive, irregular shaped rooms. The ground floor will be the café, and the other floors will hold a gallery and other spaces for performances and installations.
As the building (pending funding and planning permission) will be so distinctive, I used it as a base for the logo.
The main logo is made up of the slightly altered shape of the four rooms (shihanki means quarter in Japanese). The shapes are used again in the sub-logo, with the name staggered to represent the three floors.