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Iron Road Brewing

Iron Road Brewing is what happens when two geologists (Richard Phillips & Jared Tarswell) with a passion for great beer get together and start a craft brewery.

Iron Road Brewing

 

Richard and Jared approached me to handle their branding after a couple unsuccessful identity designs. Being from Kamloops, a railroad town, they wanted to capture a strong, blue-collar industry look that would resonate with the locals, but also attract a younger crowd since they're located so close to Thompson Rivers University.

A strong slab-serif font and bold colour palette are essential to this identity, giving it that balance of industrial and modern. The dark charcoal and rusty orange tones (iron and rust) are tied into not only the railway industry, but the aesthetic direction the brewery took on as well.

The iron spike that separates the typography is an iconic image of its own, which worked its way into an alternate "IR" identity with surrounding details that are representative of the front of an old steam locomotive to further tie in with the town's history.

The overall brand aesthetic created for Iron Road Brewing lends itself towards a strong, friendly image whether it's on stationery, glassware, merchandise or their online presence.

 
 
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