Ramblin Rascal Tavern
CLIENT: RAMBLIN RASCAL TAVERN
If a project revolves around pretty much anything to do with layout, type, design, whatever, I can do it. I was a sign writer in a past life during my years at design school and after a quick job at the recently revived Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney, it was right onto another, slightly larger scope job. Charlie Lehmann, part owner of Rascal and all-round nice guy hit me up to look into getting some custom signage made to display what beers they were currently pouring on tap. The concept was pretty simple. They needed 13 signs that would showcase their 13 chosen bevvies and breweries in true Rascal style.
Being a bar heavy on red leather, rich timber, and boasting a pretty damn decent Cognac menu, it was a no brainer to run with a colour scheme that reinforced the same vibe. We went with the Martell palette of cream/off white, navy blue, gold, and deep red for the backdrop. Charlie provided me with some recycled timber that I cut to size, sanded, and stained until we reached a colour that would pop off the even darker cabinet these bad boys would be mounted on. Copperplate Gothic again reinforced the classic branding of so many Cognac brands and we were off. A simple border and centre aligned text went onto some proof sheets and stencil guides were cut to make my marks. Many hours, a few layers of Ironlak Acrylics later and finished with a satin sealer, we had our finished product. Check the pics for the process below!