After previously working for their sister hostel Budget Backpackers, we were invited to create masses of work for their new business the Kick Ass Hostel in Edinburgh’s historical Grassmarket. We went with a fun but professional feel throughout, mixing clean typography with friendly fonts and some wild illustrations! The designs all crossed classic design elements to suit the history of the city and the area itself, with fresh modern design to fit the younger clientele and the welcoming mood of the company.
This page shows our artwork for giant vinyl feature designs that adorn the walls of the staircase’s landings in the hostel. Each was based around an influential Scottish phrase or text that we liked, with the fonts and the additional design elements reflecting the themes of the piece.
We did a lot more design work throughout the venue and other elements can be found elsewere on this site or via the links below.