26 PAINTINGS MAKE AN ALPHABET
The Abaca Group, one of the most respected restaurant groups in Cebu City asked us to do work for the launch of the Abaca Baking Company. They wanted their new bakery to deliver a fresh message that said they were a place for everyone in the neighborhood to get good, honest food.
The clipboard menus for example were all done by hand – much like all of the food in the bakery. We thought it would great to make a series of artworks where each one was inspired by a letter of the alphabet. The A-B-Cs of the ABC.
CREATING THE ABC VISUAL LANGUAGE.
All of the art and the stories spilling out onto everything ABC.
Fantasy-themed, hand-painted panels at the Banawa branch following the A-B-C idea. Here seen from left to right: apple, beanstalk, crow, dandelion, elf, feathers, goats, and hood!
The stories blossoming out of the chairs
And the elements from the art were applied to coffee cups and packaging.
It’s always nice when other people say good things about your work:
GOOD VIBES FROM THE MEDIA
” So far as the look of the Abaca Baking Company goes, The Abaca Group connoisseurs will notice that the bakery is a bit of a departure from all The Abaca Group establishments that came before it. Sure, there is the same Abaca Group formula of warm wood and sexy lighting, but there is an injection of color and whimsy through playful murals and clipboards hand-painted by local design studio, Happy Garaje. With the Abaca Baking Company, it’s as if The Abaca Group has decided to be a kid again. “
Cebu Daily News
“…there’s hand-painted art on the walls and the menu clipboards courtesy of Happy Garaje, a creative studio based in Lahug co-founded by couple Mark and Johanna Deutsch in 2009. Next to the food, their work has become the unforeseen star of ABC.”
HERALDED BY THE PEOPLE