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Branding Inspiration for Graphic Designers

Swan and Mallard Restaurant Logo

Branding Inspiration for Graphic Designers thanks to John Randall

The swan is depicted as the ampersand symbol, with the black mallard peeking through from the open space

Branding Inspiration for Graphic Designers thanks to John Randall

Matching vintage House Red Wine logo

“The identity plays upon the three aspects of the restaurant’s name by unifying the swan and the mallard through the positive and negative space within the ampersand. A limited colour palette and minimalistic style helps create a simple yet balanced feel.” – John Randall

Turducken is the house specialty, consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey. The dish is a form of engastration - a recipe method in which one animal is stuffed inside the gastric passage of another. Outside of America, it is known as a ‘Three Bird Roast’. ‘Gooducken’ is a traditional English variant, replacing turkey with goose.

“We serve a classic but gutsy traditional-British menu using local and seasonal ingredients - often straight from the farm, There’s an abundance of great produce all around us including mouth-watering aged beef, old breeds of pork and lamb, delicious award-winning cheeses and ice creams, organic stone-milled flour, fragrant heather honey, really good organic vegetables, super-fresh fish and a host of award-winning beers.”

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