How a Trip to a Swedish Megastore Inspired Randy to Create His Own Retro Wall Art
While shopping at our local Swedish furniture store, my girlfriend pointed out a framed print of a robot.
She said, “Hey, you could do that.”
She was right (she’s always right). We had recently finished a large kitchen reno, and we were starting to think about something to put on the wall.
This being the kitchen, I decided on a theme around some of my girlfriend’s favorite foods. I also love retro signage. It brings back good memories of road-trips in the 60’s and 70’s.
I thought this would be a great way to merge the two ideas. The concept also had “legs”, as a colleague of mine would say. I’m sure I’ll be re-visiting this idea for a long time.
There’s something special about printing your work. Whether it’s simply pinning it to a bulletin board or putting it in a frame–it’s just more real.
It also encourages me to want to produce more.
Here’s how I went about creating The Toast Cafe …