As my favorite neighborhood coffee place, Cloud City Coffee has appeared in my sketchbooks many times over the years – both inside and out. If I counted right, this sketch is my fifth one of Cloud City’s cool art deco sign. The first time was when I had been sketching only a few months (by coincidence, it was 11 years ago almost to the day). Of course I sketched it again in 2016 when it was repainted with a new logo. The best part about the sign is the marquee-like chasing lights that form the arrow.
|5/13/23 Cloud City Coffee in Maple Leaf|
On the morning of the first day of what we were told would
be our “first” (that’s ominous) record-breaking heatwave of the year, it was
still early and cool when I stopped on my walk across the street from Cloud
City. I’ve sketched the sign in full color so often that I took a different
approach this time: Just a quick snapshot of the sign leading lots of locals to
their morning caffeine fix.
You have such interesting coffee places to sketch. Super sign!ReplyDelete
Lots of coffee shops in town... but not too many cool signs like this! :-)Delete