During the process of logo design, I already had in mind the shape and style for the perfect sign for The Gardens hotel: a solid stainless steel structure covered by stainless steel sheets of 3mm with the logo cutted out with plasma technology. The backlit is realized with 6 Neon fluorescent light behind a green acrylic sheet. George Brown and all the team loved it once I showed them the project and in 3 weeks of welding, handmade satin finish, wiring and assembling I was able to deliver another amazing and visible sign. I entire dedicate this project to my dad that was the first person that introduce me in the world of building with metal since I was a kid.
Client: The Gardens hotel, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: December 2017
Dimensions: 160x100x30 cm
Info: Stainless steel structure and 3mm stainless steel sheets - Backlit, 6 Neon 17W 110V
I believe light is energy and this sign has been built to distribute it.
Janel and Horace asked me to realize a nice and bright sign for theirs new Nexus Institute in the middle of Playa Guiones. We simplified design taking off posts and roof, using a stainless steel sheet and acrylic for the laser cut logo. Now when sun hit it a big aura surround the area, namastè.
Client: Nexus Institute - yoga & wellness, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: July 2017
Info: Stainless steel 85x180x0,3 cm - Acrylic laser cut logo
Thanks for photography by Luciano Ferreira
I met Janice Camp for the first time in the water and we kept talk about signs between wave and wave for more then a year. The big trunk came in my mind after different proposals and ideas and the result now is total amazing. For the Nomadic Hotel I also realized different small signs, one of that are 10 lasered double side door sign for the cleaning room service. Work with laser is incredible for results with details.
The big trunk weights 400Kg and only with a scraper we were able to move it over the wood feet posed and linked on 2 armed concrete bases.
"Simple" and total effect.
Client: The Nomadic Hotel, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: April 2017
Info: Main sign - Pochote wood 210x80x70 cm
Small signs - Pochote wood carving, painting, laser design
Working on this beautiful sign was a challenge putting together wood, stainless steel and LED light system controlled by tablet via wi-fi. Brandon Richardson asked me to realize something that had to catch eyes of people and respect image of his Realty Company. Design came from an idea of Nathan Jackson, part of the team of Wanderlust Realty. 250 hours of work on projects, wood, steel and LED adding 6 full days of installation was my fine and detailed work. So proud of this project I'm always happy to work on big sign!
Client: Wanderlust Realty, Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: February 2017
Info: Guapinol wood, stainless steel, 4 zone LED light system controlled via wi-fi
Dimension: 210x173x30 cm
You should try to walk in this beautiful house in Las Huacas, Nosara Costa Rica and discover why in the logo there is a tree. That tree. When I met Charlotte De Rock and her family they asked me to value their house with a beautiful sign. First of all I wanted to work on a logo design for the house. When I step on the back yard, of course I was stunning about the ocean view but a tree, a big tree catch my attention. I though: Yes, that tree will be the recognizable part of the logo of Casa Fenomenal! Stainless steel on a pochote wood with teak structure was the idea of the sign. Modern and classic. I simply love how the sign came out!
Client: Casa Fenomenal - Las Huacas, Nosara Costa Rica
Date: February 2017
Info: Stainless steel on a pochote woodden board 90x55x3 cm on a teak structure
Heart and passion for mountainbike and surf bring Ricardo Moraga to open this little but powerfull shop in the north of Playa Guiones. He asked me to give to the shop more visibility and create signs to better advertise his business on the road. I worked on a front shop carved and painted wood sign reproducing the deteiled logo and on a metal structure to support 4 small double sided carved and painted wood signs with all the business info. In this project colors were the goal. If you see around a cyclist muddied is probably Ricardo!
Client: Nosara mtb-surf - Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: March 2016
Info: Carved and painted wood sign on pochote - 120x90 cm - Metal structure with 4 double sided carved and painted wood signs on pochote - 100x20 cm
When Michelle Berk and Mike Tailor asked me to give relevance to their new place in Playa Guiones I wanted to work on the idea of the logo starting from the concept of the movie The Endless Summer. Silhouette of the kids in front of the sun and a 70's script with yellow and orange colors was the solution. Wood signs took shape in two different proportions, square and rectangular. We also build a beautiful A-frame chalkboard with two mini wood signs on top to announce daily specials of the delicatessen. Super details and a lot of love for this amazing project.
Client: Shore Break Delicatessen - Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: August 2016
Info: 4 signs Pochote wood 120x120 cm - 170x70 cm - 40x20cm - 40x20cm
Work with Steve and Erika is always very nice, also spend some times with them up to TM feeling good vibes for the incredible atmosphere. The new TM logo had to be carved in a beautiful piece of pochote with a teka wood structure. For this project I always be thankfull to Nicola and Vittorio, good helpers with creativity and Italian working mood.
Client: Tierra Magnifica - Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: June 2015
Info: Pochote and teka wood - 120x210 cm
When I met Amba she asked me something different, bright, for day and night, for life. Wood was a good option but not the right one. Work on metal with stainless steel was exactly the answer. Plasma cutting, satin finish and projecting structure and light system was the rest of the work. 4 beautiful metal signs give to the Nosara Yoga Institute a new, brilliant image. Sorry now I have to run to my yoga class..
Client: Nosara Yoga Institute - Nosara - Costa Rica
Date: April 2015
Info: 4 Stainless steel double side back light signs - 120x120 cm - 80x80 cm
Nosara verde project was something that bring my heart. I’d loved to worked for Jodie, for the road sign and the homes signs. The two wood poles that hang the main sign in the road were thinked to give to the logo wood sign importance and evidence.
Client: Nosara Verde - Playa Guiones - Costa Rica
Date: December 2014
Info: Pochote wood 130x70 cm - 20x12 cm
This is my wodden blog only for people who really are interested on my fine work.
- Logo design
- Corporate identity
- Below the line - FLYERS - GRAPHICS
- Hand carved and painted wood sign
- Metal / stainless steel signs / plaques
- Back lighted box metal / stainless steel signs
- Wi-fi controlled light systems for signs
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