Signage for Chupacabra Latin Café was recently installed at Reynolds Village, North Asheville’s first large-scale, mixed-use development. Local sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Asheville completed the design, fabrication and installation of the new restaurant’s sign, just in time for its grand opening in early May.
“We didn’t have a set idea of what we were looking for, but we did have a strong sense of our restaurant’s identity and wanted the artistry of our sign to accurately reflect our vision,” said Emily Abernathy, co-owner of Chupacabra Latin Café.
Chupacabra had a conceptual design, logo and typeface, but the new restaurant wanted to incorporate metal, wood, dimension and texture in their exterior signage. FASTSIGNS of Asheville consulted with the restaurant and the team came up with a quality solution that stayed within the restaurant’s budget. To create a distressed metal look, FASTSIGNS of Asheville used a faux finishing treatment on the 1-inch thick PVC dimensional letters.
“It was a collaborative effort; our designer put together a great presentation and our shop artisans did a fantastic job hand-crafting the signage,” said John Hornsby, Account Executive at FASTSIGNS of Asheville. “We used a mix of materials including water jet cut metal, stained wood planking and PVC with a faux finishing. We really enjoyed seeing the final product come together. Jobs like this are what I love about this business.”
“When we were searching for a sign designer and fabricator, we had several places in mind that we felt confident could deliver a quality product, however, what led us to choose FASTSIGNS was John’s professionalism, promptness and genuine enthusiasm for the design of our sign,” Abernathy said. “FASTSIGNS of Asheville really brought our ideas to life and offered us multiple options to personalize our design even more. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the fabrication and service experience.”