The Oyster Inn is a boutique offering including a restaurant, bar, shop and rooms situated on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand. The brief was to design a place that felt unique and familiar at the same time -- like it had "always been there" -- approachable and understated, encapsulating the unique relaxed and breezy feel of the island.
Working with a traditional sign writer, the handcrafted signs are at times awkward and quirky, like the owners may have made it themselves.
Katie Lockhart, art direction. Hardhat Design, website. Mark Smith, photography. Tony Barnett, signwriting.