Surrounded by former warehouses turnedapartments and just a short distance from all of the main shopping areas, entertainment and sports venues, The Abel Heywood’s boutique hotel is the ideal place to stay for a short break. The pub is full of character and warmth, perfect for a pint and some extraordinary food.
We were tasked with designingand producing a full brand identity including signage, printed materials for the whole venue and limited edition launch night promotional materials.
Best Use of Print award
The Drum Design Awards 2015
We researched Abel Heywood (1810 –1893, publisher, police commissioner, radical and Mayor of Manchester), who is described as ‘not your ordinary man’ thanks to his colourful career. We took this as the concept for the venue, developing it into ‘Not your ordinary pub / drinks / menu / hotel’.
The creative designs were based on the1800s period, including illustration, typographics and layout design, using modern design and printing techniques to bring the materials up to date.