Erie Street Kitchen

The new Erie Street Kitchen — now open in the Venice Cafe — brings farm fresh local produce from artisan suppliers and farmers to downtown Kent for the finest in Southern-inspired cuisine. They aren’t lying. They might just make our favorite hot chicken.

Erie Street Kitchen asked Rust Creative to design a logo, menus, marketing materials, and signage.

Peninsula Foundation

The Peninsula Foundation supports a showcase of traditional roots music in the storied G.A.R Hall called Voices in the Valley. The Grand Army of the Republic Hall (GAR Hall) was originally built in 1851 as a one-room schoolhouse for Boston Township. It was used as a school until a new building was constructed across the street in 1887. In 1888, the building was remodeled into a meeting place for Civil War veterans.

The Peninsula Foundation was formed in 1997 by the late Robert L. Hunker and serves area residents, visitors, and school children by promoting historic preservation, maintaining archives, preserving artifacts, and providing tours of our historic buildings. The foundations preserves the heritage, maintains the character and promotes the vitality of Peninsula, Ohio and the Cuyahoga Valley by engaging the community through arts and educational programming and historic preservation.

We have designed everything from brochures to concert posters to branded wine labels that all celebrate the history of Peninsula and the thriving arts community surrounding them.

Roger Hoover

Roger Hoover is an Americana singer/songwriter and guitarist from Ohio. His latest release, Pastures, is a haunting collection of sublimely rendered ballads, like the revenant of a place that once existed. Over the years Hoover has carved out more of the well-worn Americana landscape than most writers accomplish in an entire career.

We began by creating a Kickstarter campaign for Roger that included art and video direction, as well as music creation. Hoover’s Kickstarter campaign raised $12,000 and secured his ability to record, produce, and publicize the release of his album. Upon completion, we designed all of the album artwork, press materials, designed & developed the website and ecommerce integration, and even printed and shipped tour posters.