Perky Bros designed Little Wolf – a small-batch coffee roastery and café led by accountant turned coffee roaster Chris Gatti. Together with his Siberian Husky and best companion River, Little Wolf wants to make specialty coffee a little more friendly and accessible. Passionate and meticulous in craft, they take care to source and roast the highest quality coffee, but maintain that a cup of coffee can only be as good as the company you share it with.
The design’s inspiration is one part science and two parts storybook. The system showcases a methodical, yet quirky typographic system and a restrained icy blue color palette reminiscent of the eyes of a newborn wolf pup. The protagonist River can be found playfully illustrated throughout the identity as the loyal shopkeep—reminding everyone that specialty coffee shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
Photography: Mark Spooner