Year — 2024

Exploring the origins of the finest coffees

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Backstage is a unique roastery that values and nurtures relationships with everyone in its coffee network – from farmers to exporters and customers themselves. They are explorers, whose exploration extends beyond just the coffee itself. To offer the most interesting flavors, Backstage travels to the farthest and most exotic corners of the world, searching for new recipes and coffee varieties to expand the circle of specialty coffee lovers in Lithuania.

  • Line of business
    Coffee roasters
  • Photography
    Martyna Paukštytė
  • We delivered
    Branding system / Packaging design / Communication design / Art direction
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Everyone knows Backstage of their impeccable coffee discoveries, one of the most complex and interesting processes that involves a lot of time for searching and tasting. Hence, it requires presenting a lot of information to the coffee lover – including taste notes, roast, processing, region, altitude. For this reason, when they opened in 2017, they fully focused on the quality of their coffee and representation, rather than their overall identity. Hence, they built it purely on the coffee shop’s hero, Bakara – a one of the founders dog, often seen in their cafes. However, now, after gaining their momentum, it has become difficult for such one symbol to clearly define their identity and values, as well as provide a smooth transition from cafes to the digital environment, where they have started offering new services.

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Backstage’s travels have connected them with farmers, emphasizing the importance of their relationship, transparency, cultural immersion, and understanding the entire process of bean cultivation. Hence, the idea of a new identity naturally arose from the desire to showcase that Backstage Roasters are curious travelers. The identity became a blend of adventure, exploration, and storytelling. During our research, we found inspiration in 1960s film posters, particularly those depicting intrepid treasure seeking adventurers venturing into new lands. These posters resonated with the essence of Backstage, now reflected in an earthy color palette, eclectic typography styles and poster-like layouts, and the incorporation of vintage photographs.


Further enhancing the identity’s storytelling – ten distinctive stickers, each bearing a captivating symbol representing the coffee’s origin, serve as a stronger emphasis on the general Backstage look as explorers. These separate stickers are seen as tangible links to the coffee’s diverse cultural heritage, much like travel stamps collected as souvenirs from visited countries. A masterfully combined trio of unique fonts effectively brings out crucial information, ensuring that coffee lovers can easily identify Backstage’s coffee and discover new flavor profiles. Finally, the logo—a stylized ‘B’—serves as a subtle yet powerful symbol, alluding to the backstage where the magic of coffee preparation unfolds. This and each identity element represent Backstage’s eagerness to share their story from the bean to the first sip.