Ashley is literally the best designer in the world! She first built our iL Lazzarone website in 2015. We trusted her creative and design expertise and couldn’t be happier with the personal and custom design, which compliments our atmosphere perfectly. We have since asked her to redesign our menus and brand our newest restaurant endeavor, Komatsu Ramen. We are so pleased with the professional quality of work and how quickly she responds. She puts up with my insane requests while far exceeding my expectations. The new Ostrea logo is another home run!
Komatsu Ramen – Authentic homemade ramen
Chef Erik Borger is inspired by culture and history. His pursuit is to preserve the authenticity of ramen and serve an array of other Japanese dishes. Komatsu (小松) means small (小 ko) pine tree (松 matsu); therefore, inspiring the life of the building construction from 26,000 pounds of fresh, beautiful radiata pine. The interior will be contemporary and minimal in design with 21 private booths.
Komatsu Ramen needed an identity and brand mark established, business cards, menu design, and a website to feature their tasteful, vibrant dishes. The logo design reflects a small pine tree, natural wood grain texture, and a dashing wet circular paintbrush stroke which pays homage to Japanese sumi ink art and calligraphy. The depth of the logo paired with a modern, thin, sans-serif font embodies the high quality ingredients found in these simple dishes with great depth of flavor – the chef-quality cuisine is, in fact, a work of art. The website serves a balance of white space, thin lines, and Japanese calligraphy, with colorful, appetizing photography.