DEPO COFFEE ROASTING

Client: Depo Coffee Roasting (Previously known as Kafein Up)

Location: Istanbul

Date of Project: January 2018

Branding and Packaging Design: Zeki Michael

Photography: Mehmet Bulent Firat, Zeki Michael

Video: Metehan Sereflioglu

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“Depo” is an old storage basement converted into a coffee roaster in Istanbul, Turkey. The co-owners Serkan and Hakan who love industrial, old school, garage vibes and third wave coffee asked me to work on their branding and packaging design in January 2018, while they were working on the interiors.

The most exciting part about this project is that I not only designed their logo, strategy, packaging, enamel mugs, a neon signage, cups, t-shirts and other brand collaterals, but also became very good friends with them and learned a lot on the way about business, coffee and craft. We kicked off a few other exciting projects a month after the completion of the project and in May 2019, Depo opened their second shop in İstanbul!

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Photo taken with my Pentax PC35AF.
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Selected logo and lock up – wooden pallet.
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Custom type for wordmark “DEPO”
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Labelling system and colours for packaging.
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14 Oz Cup designs
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Window signage for the roasting room window.
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Label designs captured by my friend – photographer Mehmet Bulent Firat.
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Enamel mugs and interior view.
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Me in front of the neon signage I designed for them. 80 x 90 cm “Kafein Kafasi”
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Enamel mug design with 3rd wave coffee elements captured by my friend – photographer Mehmet Bulent Firat.
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Front view.
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Back view.
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The full illustration for the pattern.

Check out what we did with Depo’s merch by clicking here!

ZEKI MICHAEL DESIGN

Brand Designer specialising in packaging.