i am working on a boutique grocery store/cafe, the schedule is very tight so I want to present (2) schemes, (1) with an off the shelf menu board and (1) custom menu board. I haven’t been able to find any cool look off the shelf stuff, any help is appreciate!
Not sure it fits…but you see the hand written chalk board menus around Vancouver. They’re everywhere.
If you haven’t seen them, I am sure I could get a contact info pretty easily.
thanks for the reply, i thought about that but I dont think it fits the aesthetic of the place, it is a pretty high tech, sleek interior.
This is a start. You’ll have to have the menu items done somewhere else, screenprinted or adhesive vinyl. But, I’ve used them with ADA plaques and the system is pretty slick.
Here’s a major manufacturer:
Honestly, I think stock menuboards are for companies that are lazy or cheap and haven’t hired designers. I doubt they would benefit from one vs. your custom design.
I’ve always liked those menuboards that hang off a curtain rod, and are lit by spotlights from the front (Einstein Bros Bagels?) Mounted inkjet is becoming very popular for this since it allows you to get very graphic and is easily/affordably changed.
Chalkboards are great for the nostalgia and character.
thanks for the suggestions guys, they are very helpful… it is amazing how ugly and un-interesting the off the shelf options are for menu signage, i would imagine there has to be a market for well designed “stock/modular” signage?
Honestly, I think stock menuboards are for companies that are lazy or cheap and haven’t hired designers. I doubt they would benefit from one vs. your custom design
CG i agree totally, the only reason I am exploring the “off the shelf” option is the client would like the signage installed mid-september