Total Beverage is a super-huge, enourmous, gigantic, really really big liquor store in Westminister Colorado. Denver based Sukle Advertising & Design has created a fresh new identity for Total Beverage that is the total opposite of cluttered booze-shops. Inspired by the simplicity of European road signs and informational graphics Sukle brought order to a store large enough to contain all sorts of chaos. (Did I mention that the store is, like, big?)
And here's their new fancy shopping cart. Look at the wheels! How cute is that? Attention to detail - check, hells yes! I'm giving ten points extra just for these wheels.
The total beverage stores are so large that arrows pointing to "France" and "Italy" actually feel like they're really pointing to France way over there and Italy over here. Still, with their consistent color scheme and smooth arrows, the result is easy to navigate without distracting from the brand bottles of choice booze the customer might be looking for. A bit like the way sexy libraries are designed, they don't overwhelm you, but they do make it very easy to find that book you want in rows and rows and rows of other books. Look at the somber black walls over by the fridge, this is in sharp contrast to those mom and pop stores that thrive on clutter, "sale" signs, star bursts and horrible beer-brand point of sale material from decades ago - you know the kind, the ones with hot girls all over it. Oh, they still make those? Anyway, as you can see here you can quite easily spot your beer brand in that fridge even from where the photographer is standing.
All of this simplicity is perfectly summed up in the new logotype. The "A" is turned upside down to become a glass half full of.. in my case, Bishops finger. Which means I'm running low, oh noes, guard my beer I'm going on a beer-run! *door slam, scooter-tires screeching*