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Restaurant, Bar and Cafe


New Orleans

Justin Devillier is one of New Orleans most celebrated young chefs, recently winning the James Beard award. Justine is the highly-anticipated new restaurant from he and partner Mia Freiberger-Devillier (the incredible husband-wife team behind La Petite Grocery and Balise).

We partnered with architecture and interior design studio Farouki Farouki to create this new Vieux Carré gem.


  • Naming & Branding
  • Logo & Visual Identity
  • Print Collateral
  • Signage & Wayfinding
  • Interior Art

Justine is New Orleans' most-anticipated new restaurant from Mia Freiberger-Devillier and James Beard award-winning chef Justin Devillier.

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The design pays homage to classic French styling, while playfully subverting expectations with an irreverent sense of New Orleans joie de vivre.

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We created an icon inspired by the antique Parisian statue behind the bar: The Spirit of Justine

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The menu uses the structure of a classic brasserie, but we subverted it with bold pops of color, odd typography, and irreverent woodcuts.

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The brand extends to every detail, including custom plates, deli paper patterns, and staff uniforms.


Signage & Art

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In the outdoor cafe we designed a custom neon script, glowing above a brass 'J' inlaid in terrazzo.

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While you wait for a table you can peruse our tongue-in-cheek guide to French etiquette.

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Inspired by the historic French Quarter signs, we crafted a classic blade sign — with a twist.

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Completing the entire experience with wit and delight, we designed a series of surreal wheatpasted street collages.

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Hemingway stands in for New Orleans; Degas becomes the patron saint of Paris


In a back hallway past the wine racks you find a thief making off with a choice bottle.

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He's stopped by a police man warning "Don't Get Clever."


Call 504.218.8533 to make reservations the next time you're in the French Quarter

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  • Creative Direction

    Marke Johnson

  • Art Direction

    Adam Blake

  • Design

    Kyle Huninghake

    Adam Blake

    Marke Johnson

  • Project Manager

    Kimberly Johnson

  • Architecture & Interior Design

    Farouki Farouki

  • Mural Artists

    Larry Polzin, Jessica Polzin, & Sara Polzin of Stargazer Creations

  • Photography

    Denny Culbert

    Sabri Farouki


Our warmest thanks to chef/owner Justin Devillier and director of operations/partner Mia Freiberger-Devillier. Also to Todd & Gwen Graves for your tireless enthusiasm and wealth of fun ideas. To Sabri & Caroline Farouki of Farouki Farouki — some of our favorite collaborators and oldest friends. And to Larry, Jessica, and Sarah Polzin of Stargazer Creations who wheatpasted all the murals throughout the space.