These laser-cut menus, specially designed and made for the Element Bar & Restaurant in Brno, Czechia, are the handiwork of Kadílna. Kadílna is a local creative studio specializing in illustration, graphic design, branding, and web design. They were tasked to create uniquely styled food and beverage menus for Element, to fit the bar & restaurant’s trendy, industrial-style atmosphere.
Europapier Group’s Sumo Black & Kraft used for unique laser-cut menu designs
Kadílna came up with an idea to replicate the Element type logo and the accompanying icons, which represent fire, water, earth, and air, as a cut-out on the cover of the menus. They managed to do this with laser-cutting, and cleverly utilizes the actual cut-out pieces on an inner page – to mirror both negative and positive versions of the logo. While the final menu book is tied together with a bookbinder cloth. Each menu was hand-crafted.
For such a special design and technique, a specific paper was required. “For our project, we used the Sumo Black 1,5 mm and Sumo Kraft 1 mm paper”, Kadílna explains. “We chose this paper especially for making this menu for restaurant and bar Element because of its good quality and suitable characteristics”. To learn more about the Sumo papers read our previous articles on the unique paper and its qualities. The Sumo papers are exclusively available at Europapier Group.