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The brainchild of St. Louis restaurateur Chip Schloss, Firecracker Pizza & Beer is a celebration of lo-fi (and maybe even lowbrow) American attitude. The craft-casual concept blends unique handmade pizzas and a large selection of craft beer with fast, friendly service. Designed by TOKY, the brand’s identity is borne out of Chip’s affinity for vintage firework labels.

 

SHIELD YOUR EYES, KIDS

The Firecracker brand first came to life in an energetic exterior mural that echoes the pizzeria’s punk rock vibe with playful copy and illustrations. Designed by TOKY and painted by Scott Pondrom, this colorful corner has become something of an Instagram landmark for neighborhood visitors.

 
 
“… If you’re going out on the town for a night in The Grove, this venue just may be your new favorite local spot for late-night fare.”

– Jorie Jacobi / Alive Magazine

 

 

TOO LIT TO QUIT

Throughout the restaurant’s interior, the brand creates a bang with energetic menus, packaging, glassware, neon signage, and more. Sharp-eyed diners will find bits of branding and clever copy tucked away in unexpected places, from the inside of a matchbook to the bottom of a pizza box.

THE PERFECT MATCH

With a full line of branded merchandise, diners can take home a slice of the pizza joint’s irreverent attitude. From Pie or Die patches to F*ck Yeah pencils and Too Lit to Quit tees, the Firecracker spirit is loud, proud, and a little profane — just like the neighborhood it calls home.

 
 
“It’s not your ordinary pizza joint. It’s the kind of pizza joint you’d find in The Grove, which means it had to be fun, celebratory, and dangerous.”

– Chip Schloss / Owner

 

 

3, 2, 1, LIFTOFF

Packed with goodies and wrapped in firecracker-esque packaging, these special edition press kits lit the fuse for the restaurant’s grand opening. The PR push landed key placements in St. Louis Magazine, Feast, The Riverfront Times, and more.

PRESS /

“Everything about Firecracker is designed to put you in a good mood and get you ready to party.”

— Sarah Fenske, Editor in Chief The Riverfront Times

SERVICES /

Brand Identity

Illustration

Print Collateral

Signage

Mural Design

Copywriting 

Photography

Website Design

Social Media Strategy

AWARDS /

Featured
Communication Arts Design Annual 58, Mural
Featured
Communication Arts Design Annual 59, Branding
Graphis LogoGold
Graphis Branding 7, Branding
Judge’s Choice
AIGA St. Louis Design Show,  Branding
Judge’s Choice
AIGA St. Louis Design Show, Mural
Featured
AIGA St. Louis Design Show, Press Kit
Silver
St. Louis ADDY Awards, Mural