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Sagamore Spirit

Sagamore Spirit Distillery

Sagamore Development, 2017

Sagamore Spirit, maker of Maryland Rye Whiskey, opened a new five-acre distillery site in Baltimore City’s Port Covington neighborhood. The waterfront campus features three buildings that include, a welcome center, a main distillery building and the Rye Street Tavern restaurant. We designed the exterior site signage, building signage, restaurant interior and exterior signage as well as a two-story hand painted mural that greets visitors entering the distillery. The site identification and directional signage is made of corten weathering steel that will naturally age to an amber color over time. This material selection was inspired by the amber color of aged whiskey and also complements the natural architectural building materials. The angles of the sign panels were derived from the Calvert coat of Arms on the Maryland flag and feature cutouts of Sagamore's signature three diamonds. The main entrance sign is made of a 20 foot continuous piece of one inch thick steel and weighs over two tons.

Environments
Wayfinding
Signage
Mural Illustration

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The site signs are made of corten weathering steel that will naturally age to an amber color over time. Much like Sagamore Spirit's barrel aged whiskey.

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The angles of the sign panels were derived from the Calvert coat of Arms on the Maryland flag and feature cutouts of Sagamore's signature three diamonds.

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Photography

Ron Solomon

Awards & Recognition

Urban Land Institute WaveMaker Award, 2017

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