I'm so thrilled to have received a positive response from my postcard mailing! Within a day or two, I was contacted by French Press Bakery & Cafe in Needham, MA to create a menu board. This is one of my favorite local cafes, so to say that I was happy to hear from them is an understatement.
The details were pretty simple: the owner needed a large sign listing the cafe's midday menu. This was something I needed to create completely from scratch! The final board measures just over 7' x 2'. I sourced the plywood, had it trimmed, and primed and painted it myself. The same goes for the frame—I proposed a few different options, and the owner chose this classic style which I stained and lacquered. I am in LOVE with the color of that frame! It's a weathered grey, which coordinates so nicely with the cafe's cool, modern aesthetic.
Then there's the lettering! The owner was drawn to the hors d'oeuvres chalkboard menu posted in my gallery, and he wanted a clean and contemporary look for the board. I adapted the printed font to create a more streamlined uppercase style and combined it with the calligraphy style of the script. I think the result is beautiful! White ink on a black board with a grey frame = perfection!