Kovo is a modern Greek restaurant in Kingston, NY. In Greek, Kovo means “to cut”. For the logo, we literally cut the second syllable of KOVO with the word ROTISSERIE, making it typographically compact and easier to read. Olive branches decorate each side.
“The Women of Kovo” are original paintings created for the restaurant. We chose Greek women from history that inspired us – Hypatia, a philosopher, Melina Mercouri, a politician, Maria Callas, an opera singer, even a portrait of the restauranteur’s mom. Large-format, they add color and feminine presence to the black and white interior. In a design feature on Kingston, they were featured in Vogue.