Journey Part 20: Signage

28 Mar

A monumental day, this 28th of March was.  We had our first day of training with our wonderful, new Flour + Co team.  Yay!!!  The Stumptown team (Greg & Travis) kicked things off right with coffee and espresso training.  I even drank my whole cup of coffee (ok – it was half of an 8oz cup).  But, I actually enjoyed it…and I welcomed the caffeine jolt this morning.  Funny how things change when sleep is a commodity.  I think the coffee had something to do with it too.  These guys know what they are doing.

Travis training our team

Travis training our team

The students

The students

While it’s super exciting having a team greater than two (go team Flour + Co!), there are also lots of other things going on in the sidelines.  One of these things on the other side of town is our signage guru, Marty and Matt and Martin Sign Company.  Marty and I go way back and he knows a thing or two about signs, plus he’s an artist.  Enter exhibit A…

the 'before'

the ‘before’

Rubber Design Co created an art piece for my feature wall.  Flour and her friends, of course, are the subjects.  Marty, being the artist that he is (and Matt too), is taking the design and hand painting it on this awesome piece of wood (supplied by Pascal’s workshop).  It’s a team effort.

While we have some other fun signage coming later this week (I’ll make sure to share), I want to show you the almost-live action shots over at Marty and Matt’s studio.  It’s pretty exciting and it’s going to look awesome on my blue wall!

step 1



Marty's hand in action

Marty’s hand in action

It's a team effort

Matt in concentration

photo 4

photo 3

photo 2

photo 1

The ‘after’

Well, there you have it.  Only up to the minute news here at Flour + Co.  All while having a to do list that competes with Santa himself.  Some things are just more fun than others.  And, this is one that I couldn’t wait to cross off my list.

ps. I have to acknowledge Ian and team over at Gamut for creating my new website!  It looks fantastic – check it out when you have a chance.


10 Responses to “Journey Part 20: Signage”

  1. missdanibme March 29, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Congratulations on seeing this undertaking to the next step! I am not quite sure how I stumbled upon your blog, but I am happy that I did – I am opening a bakery on the other side of the country – in Brattleboro, Vt. I will follow your success with great anticipation. Good luck!

    • flourandco March 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

      Hi Little City Baking! Thanks so much for the kind message and how fun that we are both going through this at the same time. I’ll look up your bakery! Best of luck to you too and let me know if you need anything as you go through the steps! Emily

      • missdanibme March 31, 2013 at 6:57 am #

        Fabulous, Emily – Thank you! I am just in the very beginning of my journey – I signed a leas on a space, am buttoning up some additional financing, and will begin construction next month.

        I have been reading through some of your other posts, and – while I don’t even know you – I feel so proud of you! And I love your aesthetic. Again, congratulations and best of luck.

      • flourandco March 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

        Thanks so much! You have some fun ahead of you! 🙂 Please do keep in touch. I’d love to hear about your progress.

  2. sweetbakedlife April 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    Love your look, congratulations and best of luck to you!

  3. Ayala's Herbal Water April 12, 2013 at 4:43 am #

    Congratulations! These posts have been so much fun to read, and seeing a dream realized is so inspiring! Thanks for the mention in Jan. (Fancy Food Show), best of luck, and we hope to visit soon, maybe bring some Ayala’s Herbal Water 🙂

    • flourandco April 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Hi Ayala’s Herbal Water! Thanks for reading my blog. I’d still love to carry your water in my bakery. Besides UNFI, who distributes in San Francisco? Please do stop by when you are in town! Emily

  4. May 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    I’ve read some good stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how so much effort you place to create such a great informative web site.

    • flourandco May 16, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

      Thanks for reading, Berniece. I enjoy sharing and I hope it helps other small business owners (or those who want to be one).

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