Dört Kadıköy

It is a Third Wave coffee shop in Istanbul. In 2016, four friends joined forces to open their dream coffee shop in Kadıköy Moda, Istanbul. They called it “Dört Kadıköy” (Four Kadıköy). I designed a brutalist and modular approach inspired by the architecture and Zen roots.


Visual Identity + Print Design + Signage Design


2016

2016

2016

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Approach

The simple name of Dört recapping their story, along with its brutalist architecture, were our starting points for its visual identity. The construction of the logo starts from a single square which is divided equally into fourths. Three of them are again divided into halves, and the final 4 pieces come together to form the figure ‘4’ in an interplay between positive and negative shapes.

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The symbol expresses the brutalist simplicity of Dört Kadıköy: a logo inspired by the architecture and integrated with it.

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An example of parts of the logo to ceramic tiles as a pattern.

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The parts that make up the logo also function as graphic elements to maintain the identity of various items.

The parts that make up the logo also functions as graphic elements to maintain the identity in various items.

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I believe that good design results from good communication and effective collaborative process. I try to use time efficiently during the design process, understand the problem correctly, empathize, and make the appropriate design decisions as rationally and objectively as possible according to the content of the project.


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