Discover The Past:
Uncover the rich history of a Dallas icon in order to tell the story to a new generation. Opened in 1947 as Belmont Motor Lodge, the hotel had many incarnations, yet has always represented a respite for weary travelers, an iconic piece of the landscape, and a representation of the best that Dallas has to offer. We looked into this history – combing through library archives and publications from long ago to discover forgotten assets and resurrect a past life.
Back To Black:
Refresh the brand visual identity by returning to its simple, mid-century roots. Create a brand that looks timeless because it actually is. After various owners, renovations, and revisions throughout the decades, we dreamt of restoring the hotel’s identity to its original state: timeless and true. Fusing elements from the Belmont’s opening era with an air of modest mystery, we brought to life a new chapter of the hotel’s future by uncovering what was already there.
Design a brand identity system that conveys an unadulterated honesty and optimism.
We drew from mid-century marquee signage, pizza boxes, and slogans to create a series of marks, illustrations, and tagline.