Menu, signage, takeout bag and custom wallpaper created for the small Japanese restaurant in my neighborhood in South Minneapolis. The design features a clean design and a set of simple food-themed icons. ​​​​​​​
ICON SET

Used throughout the space, each icon represents a core offering from the menu: appetizers, maki, nigiri, noodles, soup, sake and tea. 

The central icon is based on the popular Japanese symbol of good luck, Daruma.  Often given as a gift of encouragement, Daruma comes with two blank white eyes. Paint in the pupil of one eye with a wish or goal in mind, and paint in the second pupil when your wish comes true! 
RESTAURANT SIGN
MENU DESIGN
CUSTOM WALL PAPER
TAKEOUT BAG

Said before eating a meal, itadakimasu loosely translates to "I humbly receive this food" or "bon appétit
." 
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