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A Flower For The Banks Of Barangaroo

Banksii

 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo

AWARD-WINNING DUO BRING BANKSII TO BARANGAROO

Celebrated foodie duo Hamish Ingham and Rebecca Lines are lending Vermouth a new life at Barangaroo.

A love of the botanicals used to make vermouth inspired the naming of the award-winning chef and sommelier couple’s Banksii — a vermouth bar and bistro located on the north-western waterfront precinct of Barangaroo.

The pair approached Frost* Design, part of the Frost*collective, to create an identity for the restaurant to be used across the brand’s communications both onsite and off.
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo

BYGONE BOTANICALS

The name Banksii comes from Sir Joseph Banks, the first English botanist to land on Australian shores. He became the leading authority on Australian botanical terms, and the botanical names he researched and documented are his legacy.

It is from Sir Banks’s’ learnings that the Banksii brand identity is crafted.

As part of our strategy phase, we explored the idea of framing and cataloguing; we have used the nurturing environment of a glasshouse to symbolise protection from the elements where plants can live and thrive.

Hungarian-born illustrator and Monocle contributor Anna Kövecses created the botanical illustrations featured throughout the branding using the digital collage technique made up of self-described, “organic minimalist shapes, bold colours and a touch of naivety”, she is known for.

Banks’s’ early observational drawings and caption styles in the botanical theme inspired our use of a font. We then added tendrils, giving each character a distinct personality. Colours are gentle, yet defined, complementing the comfortable and sophisticated interiors.
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo

MODERNISING AN ICONIC AUSTRALIAN FLOWER

Overall, the depiction of the botanicals in this is intended to be representational, rather than literal.

The outcome is an unusual and delicate expression for the hospitality industry, and the harmonious marriage of an iconic Australian flower, the banksia, with an equally new iconic destination.
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo
 A Flower for the Banks of Barangaroo