Food Co-ops hold a place near and dear to my heart. I’ve shopped, volunteered, and worked at them. I love the co-op smell. Produce, tea, spices, and anything and everything from the bulk section mixing together to create that distinct, heady aroma. Co-ops are a community experience. Connections are made and local businesses are supported. I can’t say enough good things about them!
This brand identity for The Healthy Onion Food Coop started out with some mind-mapping. What’s a fun and original name for a food co-op? I had three contenders – “The Healthy Onion”, “Demeter’s Yield”, and “Ceres’ Apron”. The Healthy Onion won out. Onions are high in nutrients and are used in both cooking and herbalism, something that would speak to the health conscious co-op demographic.
The logo is clean and modern. An onion graphic is incorporated into the typography, while still keeping the logo readable. The bright green and magenta echo the colors of an onion while being a bit brighter, giving the logo an open, welcoming vibe. Green and magenta are the brand colors.
I chose a letterpress business card design for The Healthy Onion. The texturing gives the card an organic, natural look and feel, while the clean lines of the logo and text keep the card modern and easy to read. I used green as the color for the cards, letting the magenta of the logo stand out.
Packaging for The Healthy Onion is brown paper bags, which are recyclable. The food packaging uses the magenta in the item name and as a pop of color on the back for the social media icons, web address, and location. Lesser informational verbiage is in black.
I’m excited about this brand identity! My plan is to work on digital marketing materials for the brand next. In the meantime, I’m about to go make an iced chai latte and try to stay cool in this July heat!
Hi! I'm a designer, artist, and daughter of back-to-the land, hippy dippy Vermont. I recently started a new adventure, and now call Buffalo, New York my home. Designs that have an organic, whimsical feel are my favorite to create, but I also like to challenge myself and take a crack at something outside of my comfort zone every once in a while. This blog is an extension of my recent passion projects. I've been creating designs for the sake of designing, exploring my own style, and growing as an artist and designer. Please enjoy!