CLIENT: CHEF RUFINO VALVERDE & NELS JOHNSON
Commissioned by Nels Johnson for Mulligan’s wonderfully talented chef, Rufino Valverde, to honor and celebrate all of his years of excellent food and service with a personalized sign to hang next to the kitchen’s entrance. Aesthetic-wise, I designed it to keep with the restaurant’s established theme with vintage-inspired fonts and a dynamic combination of flames and crossed spatulas.
A marriage of brushed metal and Texas cedarwood blend seamlessly and creates a sign worthy of the well-loved culinary personality. The metalwork was created by friend and fellow artisan, Clayton Gordy while the woodwork was crafted by a friend of Mr. Johnson’s, Carter Callen. Chef Rufino and Mr. Johnson expressed their appreciation and fervent approval of the final product during the sign's installation.