Allies Design Studio



Unraveling the mysteries of flavour & aroma in drink. Allies Design Studio are proud to have designed Tony Conigliaro’s first book, Drinks, a stunning contemporary cocktail guide. Our aim to create a book that encapsulates Tony’s extraordinary mind through the use of elegant & classical typography, informative & beautiful illustration combined with the narrative style photography.

Photography by Addie Chinn & illustrations by Juri Nishi.


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Book Design

To coincide with 69 Colebrooke Row’s 5th anniversary and to honour the internationally renowned bar, Tony Conigliaro briefed us to design his book, 69 Colebrooke Row. He wanted us to capture the spirit of the bar, the customers, the staff and his alchemy which goes into every cocktail.

We worked alongside the 69 Colebrooke Row team and designed a book which reflects the atmosphere and personality of the bar, drawing influence from film noir, and in honour of the man himself, paying close attention to the smallest details and eccentricities. At the centre of the book lies a narrative section in which twelve of the cocktails are given a mysterious and intriguing back story.

As Tony says, ‘the pleasure of drinking in a bar is a pleasure of many kinds. Each of my drinks will tell you a story, if you are willing to hear it.’