Roles:

Mike T. Henderson: Design, Frontend Development, Art Direction
Erin Gambaiana: Design, Art Direction

Commerce Village Omaha Logo
Commerce Village Logo Design

Background:

Turnpost Creative Group was tasked with developing a brand for the Commerce Village Co-working space in the newly renovated Rail and Commerce Building in downtown Omaha.

Opened in 1926, the Rail & Commerce Building (Originally named Burlington Mail Terminal) was once a key stop during the pinnacle of railroad-delivered mail. Located in downtown Omaha, NE, the building features a unique trapezoid design to best accommodate the railway which once traveled through it’s lower level.

history

After closing mail-oriented operations in the 1970s, the building was mostly unused except for sporadic storage. The building was purchased in 2015 and in need of a massive renovation. Two years later, the freshly renovated Rail & Commerce Building opened its doors to become an active commercial hub once again, dedicating one floor as the co-working space, Commerce Village.

Our team drew inspiration from the rich history of railroad-delivered mail, as well as the unique trapezoid shape of the building. The challenge was to balance history with the contemporary use and energy of the entrepreneurs occupying the space.

Commerce Village Omaha Website
Commerce Village Omaha Mobile Site
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