Located in downtown San Francisco, Palio is a family owned Italian restaurant that has been making food with love since 1990.
Palio owner, Martino DiGrande, “throws a dinner party every night, and everyone is invited.”
Italian hand gestures inspired
by Bruno Munari’s Speak Italian.
Three fronts: Martino’s favorite quote (top left), a Sicilian flag motif (top right), and the first photo of him taken at his father’s restaurant (bottom left). One back (bottom right).
Dinner, Salami & Cheese, and Dessert (Lunch and Drinks not shown). The Palio logo is hand stamped on printed paper.
For 30 years Palio has been making Italian food for San Francisco. The previous design resembled a postmodern medieval castle and seriously demanded a refresh. In partnership with Acta Non Verba we modernized this restaurant, giving it a classy, boisterous, nostalgic twist. I was responsible for all branded materials. I also contributed to the schematic design phase of the project and was responsible for select interior design elements.
Project Manager — Katie Bowman
Project Architect — Doug Deremer
Designer — Liam Clark
Muralist — The Bristle Brothers
Art Direction, Branding, Interiors