Sacramento Pipeworks is a Northern California indoor rock climbing gym, with 40-foot walls and 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain. Originally opened by Touchstone Climbing in 2001, we were hired to redesign the gym identity.
Housed in a former pipeworks, the trademark is decidedly industrial, with a “machine shop” skull and crossbones. Our custom typography is a nod to the idea of pipes and the bending of pipes, and was inspired by a typeface lettered by German designer Max Körner in the late 1940’s.
Located next door to Pipeworks will be Pintworks, a taproom serving craft beers brewed by Touchstone Brewing Co. The Pintworks identity is a riff on Pipeworks, with a drop of beer replacing the nut over crossed wrenches.