THROWBACK // The website for 14 West Restaurant and Suites was created before the rise of Squarespace, Wix, and other drag-and-drop tools. The owner of the restaurant wanted classy look with wooden wallpaper and muted, cream colors.
14 West Indianapolis was built from scratch in notepad — using frames! It's old-school design. ♡
It's forever a pleasure working with professional food photographers. I'm always impressed by how they bring the sugar. The logo design looks better over a slice of flourless chocolate cake.
The restaurant also needed a booking/reservation system, but their POS didn't support integration. The old-school solution was a mailing form.
Unfortunately, the site no longer exists on the open web. But a broken, non-functional version can still be accessed at Archive.org.