Monday, October 31, 2011

Tanglewood Baked Goods: Signage

I spent some time this morning working on the design for the sign I want to use for my bakery stand at markets. I know I want it to have a sort of Art Nouveau look, so I gave it a rounded top. I'll be making two signs: one for hanging and one to top a chalk board easel-style sign for venues that I can't hang things.

So this is my first sketch. I took the thistle design directly from a piece of jewelry, so I won't be using it exactly, but I liked the gesture and shape of it so I put it in as a place holder until I sketch up something a little closer to what I want the finished thing to be.

What do you think?


  1. I really love that sign design!! It might be nice to have some stars or floral elements outside of the top & bottom corners where the text is. But I really like its simplicity and it really stands out. I'd definitely stop by any bakery that had that hanging outside!

  2. I agree with Frans - pull the design into the floral just a touch and it will be absolutely perfect!!

  3. I like the Scottish or Celtic look of it! I'm thinking some soft Celtic music playing in the background might also help pull people in to your venue, reminiscent of the bygone trade faires. Good luck with this!
    I'm toying with the idea of going to farmers' markets and, if I do, I should be thinking of signage as well! I can learn from you!

  4. I like it! I will come to visit and buy.