Our task was to choose one of the signs from previous lessons that we thought can be improved, and changing it—but purely illustratively, with no words, symbols and numbers.
I chose signage of a portable cafe in front of a church near Spitalfields Market, as I thought that the font was terrible, and the whole sign could do with an improvement.
I came up with an idea of actually using a coffee up (since that’s the name of the cafe…), and collaging it with real coffee beans.
I decided to add a “wallpaper” background after all, and used some decorative paper and acrylic paint to achieve what I wanted.
At the end, I was quite happy with the outcome, although looking back, I could have experimented more with the actual cup.
Once finished, we had to present it to the rest of the class, together with all our other “signage” work. I think I’m getting more confident with these mini “public speaking” sessions.