Case Study

Logo Design for Ace Mercado


Ace Mercado brings Mexican-inspired flavours to Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market

An in-house mixologist perfectly pairs signature cocktails with Ace Mercado’s evolving creative plates, in a bustling corner dining space with a cool, urban vibe.

What we did for Ace Mercado

Restaurant Logo Design

Modern. Rustic. Hipster.

The Logo Design Brief

Ace Mercado needed a combination mark logo that echoed the Mexican inspiration found in its creative menu. It needed to have a young, trendy vibe to appeal to Ottawa’s trendy Byward Market crowd.

The design needed to be clean, and easy to replicate on different mediums at various sizes; translating seamlessly from flyers and menus to posters, displays and signage.


Drawing Inspiration from Traditional Mexican Art motifs

Our design is heavily infused with Mexican flavour, and hits the perfect balance between trendy and iconic.

We created a bold geometric spade emblem framing a sugar skull (calaveras de azucar), a tasteful and elegant interpretation of traditional Mexican art motifs. The intricate detailing calls to the custom hand crafted cocktails and creative food menu.

The fine lines and pattern of Ace Mercado’s combination mark logo translate beautifully on menus and signage, and reflect its authentic, artisanal vibe.


Your restaurant logo is a visual identity that your clientele
connect with.

Whether you’re about to open a new restaurant, or revitalize the brand identity of your established restaurant, your restaurant’s logo design should be treated as a critical component of your local marketing strategy.

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