59 Overly Referential Pineapples for The Grand Prix Cafe
Guess what it's called.
The Camberville Cafe?
Ummmm... The BookMonger?
No. But sorta close.
The Grand Prix Cafe.
Okay, so why do I want this place to succeed so bad?
Simple. Their logo, which, if you look at the bigger version on their homepage, is actually smoke furls interwoven with a silver race car, makes me think of Futurist sculptor Boccioni, which forces me to then reference Nike of Samothrace, which is one of my favorite works in all-of-all-time-everywhere. But the whole shift relies on a common ol' coffee cup, which gives it this other cool pop-arty layer that isn't there on the Nike of Samothrace cum Unique Forms of Continuity in Space evolution.
Billowy becomes sleek, and movement is captured in metallic angles. It's like 6 degrees of dorky art history allusions...AND they have grilled chicken and pesto paninis.
Now tell me that's not a win-win.