Davenport & North

Known for their architectural detailing and neoclassical style, the DC-based design + build firm Davenport & North needed a strong identity that clearly conveys the studio’s aesthetic to prospective clients. Utilizing a focused palette of slate blues and steel grays, plus a vibrant secondary palette of accent colors in both the materials, design, and photography [currently being shot / seen here with swipe reference], the identity comes to life with greater depth.

The name Davenport & North not only speaks to the NW DC address of the founders, but also the stately, classical furniture relevant to the firm’s aesthetic. Furthermore, we sought to incorporate these ideas into the design though graphic elements surfaced from old architectural manuals and type reminiscent of sixteenth and seventeenth century Roman book lettering.

contributions art direction, branding + name consultation, graphic + web design

client davenport & north