Cafe Allegro has been caffeinating Seattle since 1975 and holds the distinction of being Seattle's oldest espresso bar. With it's brick walls, giant wall of posters, and cast of characters both behind and in front of the espresso machine, it feels as if you've been transported back in time to 1975. There is a definite vintage look and feel to the interior space and the exterior faces an alley with outside bench seating and racks filled with students bikes; it's look is very reminiscent to many European cafes. (see picture: (exterior) http://www.clubvibes.com/listings/S…legro.html (interior) http://www.iconicphoto.com/popup/mo-ud16.htm) Allegro is frequented by grad students, professors, and staff from surrounding offices. Average customer is 28-32 years old, well educated, middle to upper class, and environmentally and socially conscious.
Allegro is seeking a logo to be used for print, rubber stamps, merchandise (mugs and t-shirts), website (http://www.seattleallegro.com) and large A-signs. We are seeking an emblem or word mark logo that uses our name Cafe Allegro and incorporates Est. 1975 into the design. "Allegro" must be the prominent text and "Cafe" does not need to be as prominent but does need to come before "Allegro" (Yes=Cafe Allegro, No=Allegro Cafe). Est. 1975 can be displayed anywhere.
We are seeking a classic vintage feel logo that incorporates scroll work (design example gallery with comments: http://www.flickr.com/photos/krobin…12757297/) into the text or as a border for an emblem (for use as a sticker). The scroll work should be reminiscent of a rosetta (latte art) (example: http://www.ashley-spencer.com/ArtIs…ere/?p=314. We are only interested in the design elements of the rosetta and not a replica of a rosetta on the logo. Words best to describe what we are looking for are: coffee stained, antiqued, vintage, worn, wood block, waves, and timeless.
The logo must be flexible for print both on paper and on merchandise and have an aged or wood block feel when used as a stamp. Black, Gray, or Brown logos are desired with two colors maximum in the design. The logo must be able to be printed on both dark and light backgrounds.
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