We are launching a new restaurant concept in Paris based on Northern Chinese food.
Specialties will include dishes such as dumplings, baozi, noodles, fresh salads, homemade dishes, all handmade daily.
The name we chose for our restaurant is Hutong Paris. Hutong should be the main name in the logo with Paris coming second in terms of importance.
Hutong in Chinese mean, old construction typical of Beijing, the Capital of China. If you visit China, you can find Hutong everywhere and some Hutongs are converted into restaurants where you can eat very local and traditional food. Since that is the food we also want to offer to out customers, we believe Hutong is the perfect name to symbolize that, easy to remember and with meaning behind it.
We would like a logo that people can recognize in the future and not confuse with any other. We will put 3 logos in attachments of other Hutong businesses that we like for your references. We like the 3 three of them but what we are looking for is the logo we’ll fall in love with. Feel free to express your own creative ideas and do not be limited by those 3 logos only. Hutongs in China are usually seen in a mix of Grey, black, red, green colors. I will also attach some pics.
Update 2: We would like the Chinese Characters for Hutong to appear on the logo 胡同. 胡同 should be at the center stage of our Logo with preferably a handwritten font. In terms of importance: 胡同，Hutong and then Paris.
Update 1: After receiving the first logos proposals, we also wanted to share with you that we prefer not to have an Eiffel Tower on our logo. If you want to include the shape of a building, we prefer a traditional Chinese Building like in the logos we included for reference.
Feel free to express your creative ideas even if the style is not 100% in line with the pics we have. We love to be surprised :-)
Since we are a new company and have limited funds, we can only start with the entry level contest. However, for the winner, no matter where you live, shall you come to visit Paris, we’ll be more than happy and honoured to treat you for a nice meal in our upcoming restaurant.
Thanks in advance for reading and looking forward to being amazed by your logos!