The Swan & Mallard


The Swan & Mallard Restaurant by John Randall.






The identity plays upon the three aspects of the restaurants name by unifying the swan and the mallard through the positive and negative space within the ampersand. A limited colour palette and minimalistic style helps create a simple yet balanced feel.” – John Randall


11 Responses to “The Swan & Mallard”

  1. Irina Says:

    It is impressive how a touch of orange colour could break the monotony between black and white.

    Great work, indeed!

  2. da homie Says:

    Wonderful ,absolutely wonderful!

  3. sandra Says:

    I dont get it.

  4. Marco Says:

    Beautiful, gEnious…, i love that the mallard takes over the object, it become the bottle or the board, it become beautifully integranted in the background or object, and brings its force

  5. špela Says:


  6. Gary MacKnight Says:

    LOVE IT! Truly beautiful!

  7. Searga Says:

    This is great!

  8. Herman Bininda Says:

    Will be the envy of many graphic artists. One in a million!

  9. András Says:

    Not great in its current form. The swan is partly a realistic swan, partly an ampersand, with an abrupt and jarring transition (or rather lack thereof). The mallard’s legs are too scrawny compared to the rest of the design, so they are mostly lost. A few more dozens of iterations could have likely got you there.

  10. Mariano Nicolás Vargas Says:


  11. Jon Says:

    Thicker Mallard legs
    Bigger Mallard Head
    Swan should have its tails (in the shape of the ampersand) feathered or textured, and on the left hand side of the swell of the chest, some feathered detail) and the whole swan/ampersand to be a little bigger to accommodate the larger head detail of the mallard (there needs to be more space for the mallard beak to be bigger and more easily identifiable as its face)

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