Le Boucanier was founded in 1969 by Arlette and Léon Chalaux, and it quickly became a go-to pub because of its theme nights and other great shows. Located on the Aspirant Herber wharf, next to the canal, this place experienced several lives, from being a club, a cabaret or piano bar to finally becoming a pub known for its good food.
In 2017, Nicolas Jean and François Domingues acquired this magnificent and history charged place. They redesigned the pub’s menu, aiming to highlight local craft products, they created a new wine list, loaded with beautiful local references, and thus logically wanted to rework the visual identity of the place to restore its reputation and acclaim.
We developed a custom typeface for the restaurant’s identity. Braciola is an all-caps Art Deco typeface in the Italian tradition, drawn in three weights, with many alternates. It’s used for the logo and menu headers. The menu items are set in a mix of Univers, Univers Ultra Condensed andCaslon Graphique.