May 27th 2013
I was contacted by Brooke Manning a little while back to create signage for the shop she'll be opening here in Toronto a little later in the summer.
She sent me some pretty fantastic reference to go from; a 1928 cover of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, which I used to hand-letter the name of her shop, Likely General. She also asked that her sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Ellie, be included in the design. I ended up having a ton of fun both painting and lettering this project for her, and was excited to see it all up on her new website, (even the favicon at the top!).
Above is the painting that she's using for her site, and below; the line drawing is what she's planning to use for her stamps. I was really happy with the way everything came together.
Her sweet little Roncesvalles general store will be opening in August of this year, and I'm thrilled for her! Yay, Brooke!
Posted by Melinda Josie