Swear Words

Rochester Hotel – A dive vibe for Victoria’s most beloved pub.

  • ART DIRECTION
    BRAND STRATEGY
    COPYWRITING
    IDENTITY DESIGN
    ILLUSTRATION
    SIGNAGE
    TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN
  • PhotosBenny Capp, Kelly Gardner

The Rochester Castle Hotel is a casual Fitzroy bar with a focus on Southern American food, drinks and music.

We drew design inspiration from the vernacular of American dive bars for an intentionally undesigned result which features such faux-pas as laminated menus and dodgy typography. Our brand credo “Eat like no-one is watching” is the sentiment that drove the creative.

The Rochey was voted Best Pub in Victoria at the 2015 Australian Bartender Awards.

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The Swear Words studio is located at L1/224 Swan St., Richmond VIC 3121 — secret entrance via the alleyway between the Westpac & Commonwealth banks.

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Swear Words is a design studio from Melbourne specialising in creating visual identity systems, brand strategy, packaging and graphic design for both print and screen.

We love anything to do with food, drinks and hospitality but are mostly inspired by connecting brands with people.

If you have an idea, a dream or a need to re-energise the visual communication of your business, talk to us@swearwords.com.au.

The Team: Scott Larritt (Creative Director), Audrey Mailhot (Design Manager), Rachel Chew (Lead Designer).