To make up for full speed ramming me on skis in 2010 Because he admires my work, ex-sailor Tommy Stillwachs allowed me the honor of printing the open/closed sign for Arbor, a new taphouse cafe in Oakland he is involved with. Owned and operated by Chris Marquez and Suzanne Stillwachs, Arbor opened last Saturday. And that night it closed. The next morning it opened and after precisely nine hours it closed yet again.
I would like to think my sign made all of this activity possible.
The sign was screen printed on some beautiful and seriously warped scrap wood. Precision screen printing requires a very uniform separation between screen and substrate, so I was happy this wasn’t a precision job. The final prints turned out appropriately sloppy.