A Bread Affair

Industry
Food & Beverage
Scope of Work
Brand Strategy
Logo / Brand
Copywriting
Sustainability
Signage Program
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Illustration
Mural Design
Climate Action Notes
Recyclable paper bread bags with PLA window
Awards
Year
2015
Branding, packaging and interior design for A Bread Affair bakery.
Branding, packaging and interior design for A Bread Affair bakery.

Arithmetic was hired to create the overarching Art Direction for the revitalization of the old La Baguette retail space on Granville Island. Our chief goal was to extend the tradition of the “Granville Island Public Market” into Triangle Square, by incorporating “Industrial Era” elements, with “Market Quality” styling and bold graphics. For the design of A Bread Affair’s flagship store on Granville Island, we were largely inspired by the industrial heritage of Granville Island, and the aesthetics of its golden era.

Logo design and branding for A Bread Affair Bakery
Branding, packaging and interior design for A Bread Affair bakery.
Signage program design for A Bread Affair Bakery.

The design concept was based on highlighting and growing the existing heritage of the building while re-imagining the industrial era in a modern style. A key focus was put on creating a visual link from the public market to the bakery which is only steps away — ensuring mechanical piping remained exposed, corrugated tin exterior was refreshed, mullion style windows installed, heavy use of black as an accent and integrating reclaimed wood.

Interior design for A Bread Affair Bakery on Granville Island, Vancouver.
Illustration for A Bread Affair Bakery.
Illustration for A Bread Affair Bakery.

Custom illustration and mural for A Bread Affair Bakery.

The interior styling was designed to exude a “cozy market” feel, showcasing authentically vintage egg baskets to display bread, antique cake stands, Edison style light bulbs and a custom mural that tells the story of their certified organic hand made bread.

Sustainable packaging design for fresh baked bread.