A series of press ads for McDonald’s promoting the simplicity and value of McCafé.

Already one of the best loved coffee brands in the UK, McDonald's wanted to remind people of the value and simplicity of McCafé. The concept was to poke fun at boutique coffee shops that charge customers a fortune for a Latte or Cappuccino, compared to the simplicity of great tasting coffee at a fair price. Our art direction was based around the proposition: "We could... but we don't". The design consisted of a split layout, with the top section containing artistic photography and type, and the bottom section a simple shot of a McCafé cup with the line "Great tasting coffee, simple". Typography was treated differently for each top section - with carefully crafted hand-drawn lettering, gold-foil type in a stacked layout and edgy tracked out letters. The bottom section, McCafé, always remained consistent and simple. These full page press ads ran in the Metro, Evening Standard and national newspapers and were adapted into various sizes and formats.

Creative Credits
Peter Heyes — Creative Director
James Millers — Creative
Andrew Long — Creative
Phil Bosher — Head of Design
Sam Kallen — Senior Designer

Project Details
Year —  2019
Client — McDonald's UK
Agency — Leo Burnett London