The other day at lunch we were browsing Eugene Weekly’s “Best Of” edition, and were joking that there wasn’t a category for “best branding/design agency.” Well, wait a second. Check out that entry for Best Comfort Food, with first prize going to Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen, a client of ours.
After rightly praising Papa’s food, the Weekly notes: “As an aside, whoever designed their menu should get a Best of Eugene award of his/her very own: The thing is beautiful.”
Yup, that’d be Tony, the Figoli in Figoli Quinn.
Tony put aside his normally humble nature in order to stand up and identify himself, with this short note to the staff at the Weekly:
Thanks for the kind mention of Papa’s Soul Food Kitchen’s menu design (in your recent Best Of issue). I am the guilty party who designed the menu (with the help of the great man himself, Papa). It still stands as one of my favorite projects. I think most designers would agree that looking back at their own work can be a painful episode of self-criticism. Fortunately, when I go back and critique this particular design, I am usually about to get on the good side of a rack of ribs. Thanks Papa’s for years of great eats and great friendship!
Here’s the design, which was inspired by Southern butcher shop window displays:
That’s a good sign you need to talk with us.