Got the brief perfectly, great design and very responsive. So happy with the work done. Will definitely work with this designer again!
How melissapaternoster started their signage journey
Who are you known as?
Blue Window Bistro
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Food & Drink
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
We are a "polished casual" restaurant and bar, serving classic American food. We specialize in making everything from scratch, sourcing products locally as much as possible, and attention to detail in all aspects of our operation.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
The Blue Window Bistro has been operating in Los Alamos for 35+ years. We recently moved locations and are looking for a sign for the front of the building. While I really liked our old sign, it is too small for our new store front. What I really liked about it was that it was handmade, and representative of what we are. I have been messing around with sign companies for the last 6 months, and none of them can come up with something that is "representative of what the Blue Window is".
Like I mentioned before, the most important thing is that the sign is "representative of what the Blue Window is." We are super funky, colorful, eclectic and artsy. Local building code says that my sign can be up to 81 sq. ft. That seems large, but the front of my building is large. I have attached several images. The first one is the sign we had at the old restaurant. I have maintained the same main colors of yellow and blue. The second image is our logo, although this image is not something that is heavily used, and I've been pondering the idea of changing it for a while. You can see the same flower on our old sign. The third picture is a picture of our store front. The red awnings are gone now, and we are planning on starting our big patio in the spring. The final picture is the interior of the restaurant. We have an extensive wine collection and do lots of fun wine tastings and wine flights. We also are the only ones in town that do really exciting signature cocktails. We are a little rustic, and have lots of artwork with flowers, owls and antique windows.