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MOLUxDFMEXICO SIGNAGE SHOWCASE

Gosh, this post is SO long overdue! I've been meaning to share these behind-the-scenes images of one of my favourite projects of 2017 but as usual, there never seems to be enough time to do it all! Better late than never though, right?

So, here's a small glimpse of all the fun, messy and labour-intensive work that went into the final piece I did for DF Mexico back in February - especially if you missed the snippets I shared on IG and twitter back then.

This piece  was designed and created for the DF Mexico's Shoreditch premises. If you're familiar with the place, their wall by the entrance (with the striking yellow painted graphics) was simply screaming for something eye-catching. And me being me, it obviously had to be type-based and a fun catch phrase of sort, one that would stop punters in their tracks.

So, after exploring various avenues, I decided on the phrase 'If you're looking for a sign, this is it'. I love how it simple and literal it is. Not to mention being a fun, tongue-in-cheek nod to my line of work as well as being open to interpretation to all those who would encounter it. 

The key statement phrase was broken down into individual signs, where each piece explored a different lettering style using bold Mexican-inspired colours, and layered in a collage-like format.  Each piece was painstakingly hand-cut, hand-lettered, hand-painted and assembled on site!

The key statement phrase was broken down into individual signs, where each piece explored a different lettering style using bold Mexican-inspired colours, and layered in a collage-like format.

Each piece was painstakingly hand-cut, hand-lettered, hand-painted and assembled on site!

So there you have it!

If you're ever in Shoreditch by Truman Brewery, do stop by and check it especially over their awesome tacos and frozen margaritas!! We've had many folk tweet and instagram it already, so if you're on social media do share all your amazing pics using the tag #MOLUXDFMEXICO a long with @madebymolu and @dfmexicodiner so we can all have a nosey!

Official photos can be found here.

 

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FIG ROW STUDIO ENTRANCE SIGNAGE

Last week, I worked on an entrance signage for the studio in Limehouse. The rather weathered frontage had been aching for a lease of life so I proposed the idea of creating a bold, bright and statement entrance using a yellow, black and grey as the primary colour palette. 

The design was kept relatively simple with the entranceway as the focal point. Taking key points around the doorway, I mapped out a bold geometric shape which I then blocked out in bright yellow masonry; from the walls and doors to the concrete floor. I kept the typeface for the studio name clean and minimal, which I hand-painted in black and included a grey drop shadow to give it an even stronger and punchier look.

I absolutely loved working on this project for it's scale and overall simplicity which worked out a lot more effectively in the end. The yellow totally makes it! All in all, it took 3.5days for the entire job (from initial design sketches to production) and was lucky enough to have good weather for it too!

I will be taking more professional shots to add to my portfolio section, but in the meantime, here are a few behind-the-scenes images of me at work! 

IMAGE CREDIT : Molu Designs

IMAGE CREDIT : Molu Designs

APR - JUNE REVIEW

A little round up of what's been taking place behind the scenes in and out of the studio (from freelance work to private commissions) over the last there months. Oh I do love the range of work I get....especially when it's so hands on! 

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LET'S INSTAGRAM

Currently working on a series of custom-made typographic signs which I'm hoping to put on the market this year. Similar to my prints, these signs will be inspired by fun, uplifting quotes and graphics that would suit both the home and workplaces. This first one, was coined by my husband as a response to my Instagramming (and general photographing) obsession....so I couldn't help but design and paint it! Pretty sure, many of you will relate!

So yea, let me know what you think - there's more in the pipeline! 

Enamel lettering paint on base-coated MDF board (Size 420x594mm)

IMAGE CREDIT : Molu Designs

IMAGE CREDIT : Molu Designs

JAN - MAR REVIEW

A little round up of what's been taking place behind the scenes in and out of the studio (from freelance work to private commissions) over the last there months.