Client: Depo Coffee Roasting (Previously known as Kafein Up)
Date of Project: January 2018
Branding and Packaging Design: Zeki Michael
Photography: Mehmet Bulent Firat, Zeki Michael
Video: Metehan Sereflioglu
“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!
Check out what we did with Depo’s merch by clicking here!