When Dan Mainzer called me for his new business in town I was eating my tuna on a mediterranean sauce: olives, capers and tomato sauce as my grandmother's recipe. He asked me to reproduce his new logo, made by Zacc Pollitt, on a rounded wooden board to be hung on the front of his new fish and seafood store. 3 weeks of detailed wood carving and painting process gave to Nosara the sign for this new fish sale shop. So I called my mom to ask her other grandma's recipes.
Client: Nosara Fish & Seafood - Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: June 2017
Info: Carved and painted pochote wood 148x135x4cm
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
When I met Eddie Delaney and his brother, they ask me an original logo for their house "Hermandad", in Playa Guiones. So.. 2 brothers, surfing in common, waves, here we go logo is made! A nice piece of Cedar wood did the rest. Carving wood on different levels was fun and exciting, I like modeling wood. Accurate painting on details et voilà, I'm in love of this sign! Thank you to all the family for the good vibe around!
Client: Hermandad Nosara Costa Rica
Date: December 2016
Info: Carved and painted wood sign on Cedar 105x48x3 cm
David Pokorny notice me 2 years ago, he stopped me and said to me: hey man you'll make an amazing wood sign for my house and I'm sure you can do it cause I like so much your works. I did not want to disappoint him and I put all my passion for this logo design! Sun, waves, palm trees and a surfboards. The carving in this unique peace of pochote was deteiled and with lots of care on each small parts. Keep in all the sign the natural color of the wood was a great choice and match perfect with this amazing house in Playa Guiones. Now David asked me another art wood sign inside the house.. stay tuned!
Client: Casa Verano Eterno - Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: November 2016
Info: Carved wood sign - Pochote - 106x44x3 cm
Meeting Sophia Boedecker was very nice and productive. She ask me to design a logo for her property considering a new yoga deck and four houses.. all in a row. All project was thinked in 2 main entrance carved wood signs and teak structures, 1 garden carved wood sign and 5 small carved wood signs for the houses and the yoga duck, sorry deck. All pochote wood was designed originally and worked hard to have a brightness and cool image. If you'll see some ducks around playa Guiones you now know where they come from.
Client: Patitos - houses for rent all in a row - Playa Guiones, Nosara
Date: August 2016
Info: 2 carved and painted main wood signs, 1 carved and painted garden wood sign, 5 carved and painted houses wood signs - Pochote wood - 110x160cm - 90x30cm - 25x10cm
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 I first look at this 10 years old wood signs I was excited to start thinking how I could make them bright and beautiful as years ago. This was my real restore of wood signs. Pieces was missing, paint was with bubbles and wood was crack in different point. Replace the wood, sanding, recarving and repaint was an incredible success. Now every time I pass by Big Wave Daves I turn my eyes to check if the sign is still beauty as 10 years ago.
Client: Big Wave Daves- Nosara, Costa Rica
Date: May 2016
Info: 2 signs restore Pochote wood 135x80 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
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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