Janitor’s Closet

Identity Design, Illustration
2019

Janitor’s Closet is a retro-themed speakeasy in the lower level of the Fieldhouse Jones hotel in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. I was asked to create a visual identity system that could be applied to various print collateral, including food and drink menus, a specials card, barkeep rags, and promotional materials.

The bar features vintage cleaning equipment and decor as an homage to its history as a custodial supply room within a bygone dairy depot. To reflect the vintage yet elegant aesthetic of Janitor’s Closet, my solution features the typeface Resolution designed by Jonathan Barnbrook, who based its letterforms on hand-drawn typography found in the murals of Northern Ireland.

Credits

Nicolette Ross: Screen Printing
Dan Kelleghan: Photography

Recognition

Society of Typographic Arts: STA 100—2019