My first telephone pole sign. Thanks to 自転車雑貨FLIP&FLOP.
The sign layout and illustration at the top is mine. It shows the family that runs the shop all balancing on a bear.
I wish I could take credit for the cool old-fashioned walking cyclist. It is the owner’s original design which they use as their logo. I redrew it to match the line work of my drawing above and added a fancy arrow underneath.
The character is named Tooru after a BMX rider they know, but he calls it Uncle Flip.
The sign company assured me that the peg wouldn't cover the "&" symbol, but as you can see it does. Their proof shows it wouldn't. Oh well. The other side, the pegs are in a more favorable position. Also, I originally wanted the drawing to be bigger on the sign, but the "rules" stated that this was the max. Again, oh well.
It's really fun to see the sign at last all the same.
Daniel Schallau is a Tokyo based American Illustrator.