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Whole Foods Market | Upper Arlington

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Services: Environmental Design, Graphic Design

The Upper Arlington area in Columbus, Ohio is located on the edge of The Ohio State University campus, and as such is rich with tradition and nostalgia. The community’s passion for OSU’s football legacy and the feeling of camaraderie helped to influence the design for the store. Locker-inspired perforated metals, a color palette derived from vintage sports apparel, and athletic typography are evocative of the local team spirit. As the state capital, Columbus also embodies the state motto “The Heart of it All” with its location in the nation’s heartland and friendliness of its residents. The area’s agricultural heritage is also reflected in materials and texture used throughout the store, such as barn wood and blackened steel. The store reflects the area’s rich history with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.