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We're working on logotype for a new cafe/wine bar. We're attempting to capture a design direction conveying "traditional modern"; clean and simple made comfortable, inviting, and accessible. We're not wanting to rehash the old, but also don't want to be starkly modern, chic, or swanky. The architectural design and materials palette (dark woods, white marble, zinc, copper, white tile, hand-rubbed plaster, etc.) is a nod to neighborhood establishments of the 1920s/30s that were spare and minimal by function, but were also inviting and convivial by nature and necessity: apothecary, butcher shop, green grocer. From a graphic imagery perspective, I look to the international modernist movements of the early 1920s - early 1930s (namely De Stijl and Constructivist, specifically pre-Bauhaus) as inspirations.
With that background, attached is where we've arrived with the logotype. At minimal, I feel the stroke on the "N" is too heavy, but am anxious to have your esteemed feedback/critique on all aspects.
Thanks in advance,