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Monday, April 12, 2010

Blog Lets You Follow Along as a Mission Eatery Takes Shape

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM

click to enlarge Otl Aicher designs from the '72 Olympics, visual inspiration for an emerging eatery on Valencia. - THE SUMMIT'S BLOG
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  • Otl Aicher designs from the '72 Olympics, visual inspiration for an emerging eatery on Valencia.
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Dream launch: Ever harbored a fantasy about opening a restaurant? While the post-opening reality might be a steady barrage of last-minute no-show staffing freakouts, dining room flooding due to janky plumbing, and zero profits, the planning stage is exhilarating. Just how exhilarating? Check out Desi Danganan's Summit's Blog ― subtitled "chronicles of starting an art bar/cafe in San Francisco" ― and feel the giddy rush of color schemes and design aesthetics of an establishment's early planning stages. Danganan, you recall, is the Poleng owner developing a cafe called The Summit in the old New College space at 777 Valencia. In last Friday's update, he shared renderings for the curvy bar, talked about Summit's "brand identity," and a design vibe co-opted from the '72 Munich Olympics. Danganan, in lowercase-ese: "the inspiration is leaning towards olympic design aesthetics. in particular is the design work of otl aicher for the 72 olympics in munich." Catch a whiff of the mood-board magic here.

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