Cantin Hero


The Brief

Logo design for a cafe located at the Conwy Culture Centre. Must be influenced by the designs created by local school children.

Cantîn Conwy is a brand new cafe at the Conwy Culture Centre. The centre contains the county archive, an area library, heritage exhibitions, a community arts hub, meeting room, and café. The new build is on the site of the old Bodlondeb School which was built in 1897. Part of the conditions of the contract was that the council wanted the branding of the cafe to be heavily influenced by designs created by the local school children in Conwy. The council held a creative workshop with Criw Celf - a local arts organisation, and the children came up with lots of designs that reflected the surrounding area. One in particular stood out as it was bold, clean and minimal, much like the architecture of the building.

Once the pupil's design had been chosen by the panel of judges, my job was to digitally recreate the logo so it could be used in print from menus, uniforms, loyalty cards and across digital platforms too.

The name 'Cantîn' is a Welsh translation of the word 'canteen'. The colour palette has been lifted straight from old school exercise books, 'jotters' as I used to call them in school - the dusty blue, green and coral colours can be seen used in the menus and even in the crockery used at the cafe. This again is subtly reminiscent of the school theme without it feeling too gimmicky.

Cantîn is located at such a beautiful, historical site just outside Conwy's castle walls. Their menu is varied and caters for everyone, do go and see for yourself.

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Cantin Travelcups
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