We has worked with Rockwood Music Hall since its inception back in 2005. From designing the logo to choosing light fixtures in the club, Silo helps with all and anything Ken Rockwood may need for his club.
The logo is based on the font Solstice, then re-worked and distressed.
This was the very first business card designed, when the club had just opened and was comprised of just a single small space.
As the club expanded, there was a need for a multifunctional business card, showing all four stages of the club.
The Rockwood music label
Because every show is actually recorded (audio), Rockwood has an enormous volume of music stored. It was only natural to begin to release music, and the logo was adapted for this as well.
Quite a few records have beed designed for Rockwood Music Hall Recordings. Here are a few that I did. More can be found in the Music section of this website.
Exterior door decals
The buildings in which Rockwood take up housing have lots of glass. People kept walking into the wrong panes. Something had to be done. The doors had to be clearly marked, and fast.
Interior glass doors decals
People kept walking into glass panes inside the venue as well. We had to draw the eye to where to push/pull, so we used big decals to guide them.
Over the years Rockwood expanded to hold 1 bar/waiting area, and three stages. These had to be clearly marked, both on the exterior and within the club. Artists go on the stage every hour on the hour, and audiences need to know where to be.
Once in the bar, time for libations. This is a 2-sided menu/2-up, so that the Rockwood staff easily could update it and print it at the office. Menus change often, so this level of convenience was very important to them.
This logo was explored during a phase when Ken contemplated a cafe.
These were made to stamp the hands of club goers.
Custom rubber stamp tickets
In the early Rockwood days, elaborate handmade stamps were made for exclusive events, each unique and beautiful, and only to be used once. Ken Rockwood would personally stamp these tickets. These have become collector's items.
For special events, posters were made. The James Maddock one was done in old-fashioned luxurious letterpress none the less.
TV display box
Conceptual sketches of an exterior digital display showing tonight's shows.
Here is an example of a postcard that was made for a CMJ event at Rockwood (front and back).
Downtown Comes Uptown
Downtown Comes Uptown is an annual event when Rockwood showcases artists at the Lincoln Center. Below are examples of the media wall design, and promotional posters (both made custom for each individual event).
Venue presentation packet
Promotional pdf brochure with all the specs for the venue. Used to attract investors, and by event planners.
Conceptual facade sketches
Because Rockwood's four spaces are spread out between two buildings, and run floor-through and and have entrances on two streets, we made a pass at creating a unifying facade to better communicate to patrons that this indeed is one and the same venue. These are not yet realized, but rather represent a first step in the thinking around this problem.
Expansion across the US
Imagining your second or third venue, and attracting investors is way easier if the new location is explored and visualized. Vegas never happened, but here is an example of what this kind of work can look like. One parameter was that the existing facade could not be changed or removed. We could simply apply objects, in this case the logo in its Vegas edition.