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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Swear Words is an Australian creative studio specialising in brand identity and packaging design. We are committed to producing environmentally conscious solutions that are as engaging as they are functional. We believe that great design behaves like a swear word — a succinct and passionate communication of your story.

Learn more about our sustainability commitment here.

Our team is Scott Larritt (Creative Director), Audrey Mailhot (Design Manager), Yarron Frauenfelder (Lead Designer), Rachel Chew (Senior Designer) and a network of very clever photographers, illustrators, printers, packaging producers, copywriters, developers, and marketing specialists.

We Love:
• Brand Strategy
• Brand Naming
• Brand Identity Design
• Copywriting
• Packaging Design
• Print Design
• Digital Design
• Art Direction
• Signage & Wayfinding

You can chat to us@swearwords.com.au.