KETTNER COFFEE SUPPLY
BRAND IDENTITY, COPYWRITING, PRINT DESIGN, PACKAGING DESIGN, ILLUSTRATION, WALL ART
creative direction, design, illustration
CARI SEKENDUR, MOLLY CARKEET
Kettner Coffee Supply is Nashville’s newest destination for titillating coffee, sweets, and subversion. Located in the east-end of Nashville, Tennessee, hospitality veteran and founder Hannah Schneider wanted to create a coffee shop unlike any she’d experienced before in quality and aesthetic. Serving coffee made from the top two percent of the world’s best beans, Kettner prides itself on bringing Nashville premium coffee at an accessible price.
Butter rose to the challenge of developing an unexpected identity that satisfies Kettner’s appetite for something memorable and unique. Designing an experience that would resonate with the myriad creatives and young professionals flocking to Nashville, the brand celebrates nuances of Nashvillians, native and new, as well as Kettner’s female-led team. The brand is equal parts feminist, modern, and fun.
The system touches key pieces of the Kettner Coffee experience from cheeky coffee cups to a thought-provoking menu and soft serve container, merchandise with illustrative innuendos, and ink on skin—the brand spoke to Schneider so much, she now has a tattoo of one of our illustrations. The identity creates an experience as tempting as sneaking out for a mid-afternoon coffee or savoring a forbidden treat.
We created special cups for Kettner's brand partnerships. This one was for their pop-up at a plant shop called Greenhouse. The brief was to tone down the innuendo, so here an unexpected space cadet carries the whimsy of their brand.
We created a risqué identity replete with scantily clad illustrations and suggestive statements—tonally minimal with lively expression.
Applying Kettner’s saucy tone, a series of distinct messages appear across materials, adding an element of surprise and spice with each purchase.