Maneki-Neko Ramen Shop

About This Project


 Is an exciting new Japanese ramen restaurant that aims to offer an authentic dining experience to food enthusiasts. With a focus on traditional flavors, high-quality ingredients, and impeccable service, this restaurant promises to transport diners to the vibrant streets of Japan.

Our branding project for The Lucky Cat aims to capture the essence of Japanese culture while highlighting the unique aspects of ramen as a culinary art form. The goal is to create a brand identity that is visually appealing and emotionally engaging to our target audience.

First, the logo design plays a crucial role in establishing The Lucky Cat’s brand identity. Inspired by the iconic Japanese Maneki-neko or “beckoning cat,” our logo features a stylized cat figure with one paw raised, eating ramen symbolic of good fortune and prosperity. The cat is represented with simple strokes and organic lines taking references from the kawai style. This simple yet striking logo instantly captures attention and creates a memorable visual representation of The Lucky Cat.

To further enhance the brand identity, we have carefully chosen a color palette that reflects the essence of Japanese aesthetics. The same shades of black, white, gray, gray, beige, and beige are used throughout the brand materials to evoke a sense of warmth, tradition, and authenticity.

The typeface chosen is elegant and modern. The clean lines and precise strokes of the font create a harmonious balance between tradition and contemporary design.

In addition to the visual elements, we carefully crafted The Lucky Cat’s brand voice and message. The tone is friendly, welcoming and informative, reflecting the restaurant’s commitment to providing an exceptional dining experience. From website content to menu descriptions, every word is carefully chosen to evoke the flavors, aromas and cultural significance of ramen.

To ensure consistency across all touch points, we extended the branding project to various collateral materials, such as menu design, signage, packaging and staff uniforms. Each element was carefully designed to maintain a cohesive brand experience, further enhancing The Lucky Cat’s overall identity.

In conclusion, The Lucky Cat’s branding project encapsulates the essence of authentic Japanese ramen while creating a visually captivating and emotionally engaging brand identity. From the logo design to the choice of colors, typography and messaging, every aspect has been carefully considered to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for diners. The Lucky Cat is not just a restaurant; it is a cultural journey that brings the flavors and traditions of Japan to the heart of the city.