The Pioneer Woman Mercantile

LOGO DESIGN, BRAND DEVELOPMENT, packaging, signage, & product design

The Pioneer Woman Mercantile is a 30,000 sq. ft. destination— general store, bakery, and deli of the celebrity chef and author Ree Drummond. 


  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand Identity
  • Retail Graphics & Signage
  • Product Design
  • Design Consultation & Art Direction


Ree Drummond is The Pioneer Woman, a inter-national celebrity chef, author, and host of her own cooking show on The Food Network. She recently opened up a 30,000 sq. ft. mercantile in her home town of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. 

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Yvonne and Ree have been working together for 10 years. In the beginning, restyling her name lock-up, creating recipe cards, and designing her monthly web banners for her popular blog. Later projects included, Ree’s Tasty Kitchen website design, a cookbook cover, advertisements, and dishware.

Ree invited the The Study to design the branding for her new mercantile. She wanted to keep her name lock-up as an element of the new look, but also give it, in her own words, “an old-timey feel”. 


Design a brand that paid homage to The Pioneer Woman and the era of the 1900’s (the building first became a Mercantile in 1910). Make the brand fabulous, and include a butterfly!


Inspired by vintage signage and labels of yesteryear. The main mark is a mixture of simple typography paired with the script of the Pioneer Woman logo type. Capsulated in a crest shape, this mark is reminiscent of classic sign painting, and wrought-iron signs that you may have seen down Main street in the 1900’s.