Brand identity, art direction, brand collateral, web design
Driven by the purpose to spread the idea of embracing the beauty of imperfection, wabi offers food made with perfectly imperfect vegetables that would usually end up as food waste. The brand name, wabi, comes from the Japanese word, wabi-sabi, which refers to the aesthetic appreciation of natural imperfection.
I developed the brand identity including the brand story, mission statements, art direction, and visual identity from the ground up. With the mission to show imperfection in a positive way through the food and brand, the entire identity was designed to convey brand's playful and optimistic voice.
Hand-drawn-looking typeface referencing the shape of the perfectly imperfect vegetables is used for the logo and sparingly throughout the headlines. The main brand colors in the color palette consist of three tones of rust color inspired by the word “sabi(meaning rust in Japanese)” in wabi-sabi. Other lighter colors are added to balance out the darker rust colors and to give the brand a fresh and positive attitude.