Much Love for Tilly Devine

Last year I had the privilege to help Matthew Swieboda open a small 40 seat wine bar in Darlinghurst named Love, Tilly Devine. Apart from being a general dogs-body my contribution to the bar has been the branding, website and a hand-drawn mural on the bar’s back wall. Of the whole process creating their custom logo was favourite part of the experience. Named after the notorious brothel madam Tilly Devine who ran East Sydney in the 1920′s and 1930′s we wanted the branding of the bar to dark, textured and harken back to the era when Tilly and her gang terrorised the neighbourhood. But at the same time the branding needed to retain an elegance and contemporary feel fitting of a trendy, inner-city wine bar. Photographs care of the amazingly talented Carine Thevenau!