Brand design for an award winning, comedy supporting, craft beer pub in North London.
The pub was started by Chris and two brothers Theo and Ben in July 2014. Searching for a suitable venue they found the Torriano in Kentish Town, at the time a recently closed music focused boozer.
They decided to return the Pub to its original name with a new focus on quality Craft Beers, Cask Ales and a pop-up kitchen offering space for new culinary businesses alongside regular stand up comedy, a weekly quiz, music and events.
I’ve worked with the Rose & Crown since a few weeks before opening in July 2014.
The visual identity has grown and developed with the business from an initial black and white illustration of a head formed of a crowned rose by Illustrator Chad Howell.
As a new business the design work has been produced to a low budget but has helped to establish the pub in the crucial early years of operation.
Since opening the pub has won best pub in Kentish Town & Tuffnell Park three times in Time Out’s Love London Awards.
The pop–up kitchen has helped new businesses to grow and go on to spaces of their own. Some of the pop-up kitchen alumni include Cockfighter who are now at Box Park in Shoreditch and Croydon, The Food Factory Project who have taken the helm at the Sister pub to the Rose & Crown and many others.
I've designed a responsive website with custom content management system, marketing materials for on and offline media and posters, beermats and merchandise.
Local thinking craft beer drinking.