Meesh Merlin

Design. Art. Branding. Illustration. Print. 

Double Dealer is a subterranean cocktail bar, hidden beneath New Orleans’ historic Orpheum Theater. The interiors are filled with theatrical misdirection and cinematic delights that unfold as guests move throughout the space. Being one of of the rare underground establishments in New Orleans, we created a visual identity that plays heavily in themes of mythology, mystery, and surprise. As a big ol’ nerd of symbolism and storytelling, this remains my favorite identity project to-date. Designed at The Made Shop.
Creative Direction: Marke Johnson, Adam Blake
Design & Illustration: Michelle Merlin, Adam Blake, Kyle Huninghake
Production Management: Kim Johnson
Interior Design: Farouki Farouki

Winner of the Visual Identity Award at the 2021 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 

Denver, Colo.

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