CNN Google Grill at the Conventions

In 2016 CNN and Google teamed up to create a pop-up restaurant at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Their goal was to be a central meeting spot for live political coverage and innovative technology. We were asked to develop the brand identity for the Grill and generate a wide variety of assets, including signage, uniforms, beer labels, and menus. A main challenge was to present both CNN and Google in an equal and bipartisan manner through out the experience.

We teamed up with the talented interior designer Johnathon Beck, to develop various signs and wall graphics.

Thousands of red, white, and blue pins covering the restaurant entrance, free for the taking.

Interactive kiosks where planted throughout the space.

And what party would be complete without a CNN Brew.

We developed a series of icons and slogans to be used on signs, merchandise, pillows, and social media.

Leaving no state left behind, a challenge was to develop a series of state specific graphics that attendees could interactive with.

As a nod to the host cities, we illustrated billboards for both Philadelphia and Cleveland, used in a variety of ways.