Portfolio: Art Direction
Gourmet Garage was founded in 1981 (originally as Flying Foods) as a wholesaler distributing fresh seafood, game, organic and specialty fruits and vegetables to the chefs of fine restaurants nationwide. In 1992 they opened their Soho warehouse to the public and before long Gourmet Garage was born. With five stores in Manhattan, Gourmet Garage lets you SHOP LIKE A CHEF! ®
With the recent proliferation of high-end gourmet food stores however, Gourmet Garage felt compelled to update their look in order to compete. They came to Studio K&M for a complete evaluation of their branding.
Studio K&M did an extensive audit of all existing labels, including their function and production. The analysis revealed substantial inconsistencies in the brand.
Using the current color theme, we incorporated a bold and distinct font to reflect the vitality of the store and engaged a copywriter to add playful lines to the labels.
The designs were so well received that Gourmet Garage has partnered with Studio K&M for additional lines of their private labels.