How a Mutual Love of Religious Iconography Produced the ‘Tacofino’ Logo

The Virgin of Guadalupe-inspired image went through several iterations to eventually become the local company's praying hands brand.

Sniffing Out the Story of The Paper Hound Bookshop’s Elegant Canine Mascot

Co-owner Kim Koch fills us in on the regal, literary and personal inspirations that were bred into the shop's poised pup icon.

The Story of Dageraad Brewing’s Beautiful Branding

Head brewer/owner Ben Coli details how one perfectly-timed decision led to the beer brand's "beautiful anachronism".

The Noodling Backstory of Fat Mao’s Grinning Fat Cat Logo in Chinatown

We consulted with chef/restaurateur Angus An and designer Silky Chan to get the full (manga) story about the noodle joint's cartoonish branding.

What’s the Story Behind Coalesce Brewing Company’s Cool Iconography?

We get to the bottom of the copacetic and personal stories of two creative pairs combining to produce one beautiful brand of beer.

The Story Behind the Branding of Pallet Coffee Roasters

From plant to pallet, there's more than one story behind the branding of this local cafe and roaster...

Behind the Playful, Beautiful Branding of BC’s ‘A Sunday In August’ Wines

We spoke with winemaker Michael Schindler about the beautiful artwork adorning BC's "A Sunday in August" wines.

The Story of How the 33 Acres Brewing Co. Brand Came to Be

Their branding is among the most recognizable of BC's new wave of microbreweries. In this piece by Jamie Mah, its creator tells its story.

The Adults-Only Inspiration Behind the Branding of Main Street Brewing’s ‘Naked Fox IPA’

Stripped down, this particular India Pale Ale isn't as provocative as its namesake, but it's still pretty racy!

The Sneaky Personal Heritage Homage Hidden in This Cafe Logo on Commercial Drive

Look closely at the Spade logo and you might learn a little something about owner Sammy Piccolo's personal roots...

Who’s That Burly Lookin’ Fella on Moon Under Water’s “Potts Pilsner” Beer Label?

Backed by axes in a hard hat and some bush stubble, the guy on the label was a mystery to us so we tried to find out who he was...

What’s the Story Behind Sunday Cider’s Cool, Understated Logo?

"Hint: it has something to with an artist, shadow puppets and making cider illegally on the holy day." - co-owner Patrick Connelly.

The Cool Story Behind Callister Brewing’s Stag Logo

As it turns out Callister Brewing's roots run deep in East Vancouver, with the co-founder's grandfather having lived under Callister Park.

The Story Behind the Kaleidoscopic Beauty of Four Winds’ “Blackberry Jam” IPA

We picked the brain of talented designer Justin Longoz to find out what keeps us reaching for Four Winds' beautiful tall cans.

What Inspired the Little ‘Nemesis Coffee’ Upside-Down Heart Icon?

Nemesis Coffee co-owner Jess Reno gives us the lowdown on the cafe's curious little logo that greets all who enter.

What’s the Deal with Superflux Beer Company’s Awesome Branding?

We suss out the story behind the beautiful geometric label design of one of our favourite local beers, Colour & Shape.

Why This Delicious Local Beer is Named After a Pair of Dank Gym Socks

Twin Sails Brewing's owner Cody Allmin retails the beer-fueled inspiration behind their "High Socks" Mosaic IPA

What’s the Story with the Bunny in the Fox’s Belly at Brassneck Brewery?

Brassneck Brewery's Nigel Springthorpe explains how the Main Street company's most iconic image came to be.