Bear Pond is the home of barista-owner Katsu Tanaka, an 18-year New York resident who recently moved back to Tokyo and opened shop. Tanaka — who doesn’t allow another’s hands to touch the espresso machine in fear of lack of consistency — closes the doors to Bear Pond at 2pm. ”After 2pm,” he explains, “too many people come and I cannot make consistent coffee.” Bear Pond’s shots, really a pseudonym for Tanako’s since he is the only barista, are remarkably consistent.
Identity of Wo Hing General Store : a Vietnamese restaurant. The logo and visual represent noodles taken by a scanner to produce a blue monochrome and negative effect inspired by cyanotypes. The restaurant’s neon was made with electroluminescent ink.