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Sazerac Bar | Lettering, Signage & Gilding
Window Gilding
for Sazerac Bar & Kitchen
 
Sazerac is a new bar in Tallinn and they needed a logo and traditional style signs in their windows in two languages – English & Estonian. The style of the logo is based on research done on Louisiana French style lettering, and Italian enrgraving. The lettering for 'Bar & Kitchen' and 'Baar & Köök' is custom drawn from a typeface I developed last year - Livo Display.

The window sign was hand-painted with Sericol PS, 1-Shot and gilded with
 gold leaf from dating from the late 19th century, produced by Hastings & Co.
 
Some of the photography shown here is shot on film by Gia Lam Nguyen.
 
Digitised sketch of the logo with Estonian caption.
Digitised sketch with colours to visual final product.
Digitised sketch with colours and English caption.
19th century gold leaf used on the job.
Outling the second sign.
Transparency of the 1-Shot Polar White seen through the window.
Seen from the outside – Inner white, outlining and drop shade in place, before gold leaf is applied.
A second layer of gold leaf being applied with an animal hair brush.
Gold leaf added with a gelatine size and faintly outlined lettering applied with carbon paper.
The 19th centry gold leaf was thinner than the contemporary leaf I've worked with before.
Seen here is a single layer, showing its papery translucency and a cascade of beautiful gold-green light.
Lettering painted in with Sericol PS. Sericol PS is a screen printing ink especially for metals and glass. It is very durable and dries quickly.
When the excess gold leaf is removed from around the lettering, it maintains its shape and does not chip or abrade.
Finished sign with English caption. Both finished signs are both about 120x90cm.
Finished sign with Estonian caption. Both finished signs are both about 120x90cm.
Thanks for your appreciation!

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Sazerac Bar | Lettering, Signage & Gilding

A logo design and window signage, using gold leaf and traditional lettering skills, for a new bar in Tallinn, Estonia.

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