Design Blog #6 Menu Design Joshua An

Joshua An

7 November 2017

English 336


The menu I chose to write about is the Bare Witness one from Sydney, Australia. This menu has a lot of empty space. The Bare Witness menu uses Sans Serif. Usually the font of a heading is different than the rest of the text. However, headings like feast and refresh are the same font as the rest of the menu. The only difference is that the heading’s font size is slightly bigger. The hierarchy of the menu I believe is done very well with the most important information on a top. The fact that the heading was altered in any way to make it stand out from the rest of the text helps the menu’s hierarchy.


The Paradise Creek menu is fairly different from the Bare Witness one. There is less empty space on the Paradise Creek menu. One thing that really sticks out to me is the fact that the Paradise Creek menu actually changes from Sans Serif to Serif back and forth. It seems random because there is no pattern of which font goes into which place. It would be one thing if the titles on the menu were in Serif and the descriptions in Sans Serif, but that is not the case here. The Paradise Creek menu does not have good hierarchy. I will argue that it keeps things interesting with the changing font. However, my eye does not know which path to take when reading the menu.


A difference is that the font style on the Paradise Creek menu is constantly changing. I would go as far as to say it seems like no two fonts are the same on the Paradise Creek menu. The Bare Witness menu is entirely pink with a blue font color while the Paradise Creek menu is black and white.

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The Bare Witness Menu

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The Paradise Creek menu

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