What a fun menu board this was! I finished it up back in August, but have yet to share any details about it. The Bean 3:16 is a new coffee shop that just opened in Bolivar, MO. They have a big purpose to not only sell coffee but to give back to the community and spread love to others. Beautiful owners with a big heart! When Angel contacted me about creating a menu board for her coffee shop, she knew exactly what she wanted. She wanted the menu to look like a giant newspaper. Coffee + reading just makes sense, right? Plus, her decor is focused around history and what is more timeless than a newspaper?
The concept was a little challenging, because a newspaper has black lettering on light colored paper. And of course a chalkboard features light colored lettering on a black background. But I think the addition of the coffee cup and hand put everything into perspective. It was exciting to see Angel's dream come to life by taking her ideas and making them happen.
As you can see above, the illustration process is a series of layering on different colors to achieve the right depth perspective and form. It was strange drawing a hand that was WAY bigger than life size! But a fun challenge.
Angel had the idea of illustrating exactly what you would be getting if you ordered a "latte", "iced drink" or "frappe". If you're not a frequent coffee-goer, the variety of coffee choices can be a bit daunting. I thought this was a good idea because people can generally relate with pictures even if they don't know what the word means.
All finished! Whew, that was fun. A lot of time and thought goes into these menu boards but the end result is always worth it. I'm happy to have another satisfied customer at The Bean 3:16. It makes my work worthwhile.