Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Coffee


Next door to my studio space, the Lone Pine Coffee Roaster is moving in. Scott, the owner and roaster of beans, asked me to paint on his wall. We are putting text from a early twentieth century definitive handbook on coffee- the specifics are words, phrases, names for "the magical bean."

I got a lot of practice playing with text and fonts during my job at MTSU painting banners for the rec center- and this little project is a meditative kind of exercise in the beauty of letters... I am only done with three out of thirteen lines- but here is a peak at the progress.

My favorite phrase- "the restorative of sparkling wit."

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I am utterly jealous of your steady hand to be able to paint text. Lovely!