Xolve was approached to create brand identity for Ambrosia Cafe Bistro – a cafe serving local Vietnamese and fusion cuisine. Starting from scratch, our team worked on naming, brand identity, key visual development, brand application, and managing the interior design process. Our objective was to create a cohesive design concept that sets Ambrosia apart from every other café in Ho Chi Minh City.
The solution began with the naming strategy. ‘Ambrosia’ has its origins in Greek mythology, where the term is used to describe the food and drink of the gods.
Canary yellow is paired with orange and deep-sea green for a captivating analogous color scheme. The bright yellow and orange tones convey warmth and vibrance, which starkly contrast against the green. The three colors together connote life, energy, and creativity, creating a positive and welcoming aura for the café.
We designed the key visual in two different color ways in order to accommodate more possibilities for brand application. This visual plays with abstract shapes and distorted perspective inspired by the fluidity of smells and tastes, and is applied on the menu, across all takeaway packaging, as well as within the interior design of the cafe.
For the logo, we kept things simple so that it could be easily recognizable. However, we still wanted to incorporate the principal idea of flow and movement into the design.
The letter ‘a’ is designed to mimic the fluid effect used in the key visual, and the slight tilt of the ‘o’ depicts a playfulness that ties into the brand’s goal to appeal to a young and trendy demographic. The pictorial mark was derived from the ‘a’ and illustrated to look like a smoky aroma, in order to be used across social media platforms and on smaller applications.
- Agency/Creative: xolve branding
- Article Title: Ambrosia Brand Identity By Xolve Branding
- Organisation/Entity: Agency
- Project Type: Identity
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: Vietnam
- Agency/Creative City: Ho Chi Minh City
- Market Region: Asia
- Project Deliverables: Brand Identity
- Industry: Food/Beverage
- Keywords: Branding, Identity system, F&B, Coffee, Bistro
Creative Director: Khoa Huynh