YDI was commissioned by NuovoRE to name and brand the Revival hotel along with their amenity spaces including the rooftop restaurant and bar. YDI & the NuovoRE team landed on ‘Topside’ as it speaks to the unique vantage point from 14 stories up looking across the lush park at the iconic churches, historic monuments and cultural institutions.
The custom logotype is designed to compliment the sleek angular forms in the furniture and finished surfaces while incorporating a playfulness which is also a major part of the guest experience. Along with the high end bar, Topside sports a foosball table, retro board games and reclaimed bowling lanes retrofitted to act as table tops.
Along with the full menu suite, YDI let loose when designing the printed collateral pieces including a set of 4 coasters with some light-hearted phrases that reflect the Topside brand spirit. The show stopper is the custom designed cocktail menu cover which fuses tomato red linen material with overlapping gold foil stamped glassware. The greatest challenge was designing each piece to allow the JDV staff to easily update, print, trim and replace in-house.
Topside’s digital presence fuses the spirit of the brand with the interior space, bringing the same liveliness to their web audience. The staff is able to update their menu effortlessly on the web with custom built menu fields to be populated on the fly. The viewers are able to anticipate this astounding establishment through any device.