Cubana Murals and Way Finding

Earlier this month the creative team here at Graffiti Life were approached by a Latin American restaurant, Cubana, to completely brand and creatively inspire the interior of their new restaurant.

Located in Farringdon, the new eatery wanted to evoke the spirit of the Guantanamo coffee-growing mountains close to Santiago de Cuba, in Cuba’s south-east. Focusing on a wall in the front of the restaurant, our creative team began designing a large mural to represent this.

Taking inspiration from the coffee forests, salsa music and culture of Cuba, our designers took these elements and painted a mural in the style of Diego Rivera (a prominent Mexican artist) as requested by the client. The photos show this painting technique, which is based on large, simplified brush strokes that really complimented our medium of spray paint.

Once the mural was complete, our artists were then asked to plan and propose all of the signage for the restaurant. These way finding features where completely created from scratch for the client, giving the restaurant a personalised touch. They were originally hand drawn before being digitally translated into a stencil. Our graffiti artists then carefully sprayed them onto the relevant walls and touched the edges by hand with small paint brushes.

Additionally the team also spray painted oil drums and hand wrote the menus on to black chalk boards, completing the all-encompassing branding of the restaurant.

If you are looking to rebrand your restaurant or create a new look for your business our professional graffiti artists and project managers are willing to help. Contact the team today.