I'm looking to have business cards designed that I can use when I network with people in the alcohol industry (distillers, distributors, bloggers, retailers, consumers, etc.). Right now, I don't have a logo, so I'd love for you to take the "Bay Area Spirits" name and put your twist on it graphically.
Here's the information I'd like to have on the business card:
Name: Dai Deh
Address: 3112B Ellis Street
Company Name: Bay Area Spirits
Cell Phone: 408-887-3857
Feel free to arrange them as you see fit, or omit the "Website:" from the beginning of each piece of info.
The only requirement is the above information needs to be on the card. That's about it.
Graphically, I'm attracted to a more vintage look and feel, but I like a clean look, if that makes any sense. I'm a big fan of white space. I would probably gravitate towards a white background because I think it makes words pop, but if you want to stray away from that, I'm all for it. Lately I've been taken by old, semi-run-down, vintage liquor store signs -- I'm wondering if that can be incorporated in the card/logo somehow. Just a suggestions.
Some things from the industry that might provide some inspiration -- copper pot stills, bottles, whiskey barrels, Glencairn glasses, whiskey on the rocks, bartending tools, etc.
There's been a movement in the spirits industry towards "traditional", "historical" and "hand-crafted". For example, there's been a revivalist movement towards bringing back cocktails of the 1800s and early 1900s, and importers have begun bringing back some of the ingredients, base spirits and liqueurs that were popular back then, i.e. Genever gin from Holland, Old Tom gin, rye whiskey, absinthe, applejack, Creme de Violette, etc. Bartenders are starting to make and serve these cocktails again. Distillers are looking into the traditional way of distilling spirits. I mention this to perhaps provide some inspiration if you decide to go for a more vintage look.