Sadly, this restaurant closed! The link above will take you to my local copy of the site. Enjoy!
Alchemist Lounge was a restaurant conceived and executed by the genius restaurateurs Lyndon Fuller and Relena Erskine. For most of the 2000's Lyndon and Relena honed their service skills in the trenches of restaurant service, saving their pennies and waiting for the right time to take their first bold step into restaurant ownership. After years of blood, sweat, and tears - not to mention a few precipitous moments - Alchemist Restaurant and Lounge opened in 2006 to rave reviews.
The restaurant's interior was high-quality and high-ceiling'ed, Relena's misty black and white photographs were framed by walls of deep orange and brick. Sights, sounds, seats, tables, and more were provided courtesy of the kismet of Craig's List. Somehow the basic style of the interior led me to try an unusual color scheme: Black and White on Red-Orange. Just finding other colors that fit with red-orange was the strongest design challenge of this site.
The "Circle-A" logo was conceived by Lyndon and Relena, produced by Keith Clark Design, and given to me to build a website around. I chose to use Flash for its idea-generating power, and the results were very rewarding.
Alchemist Flash Posters
My favorite part of working on Alchemist Lounge was making posters for their special events. These give me a chance to have a little fun and make funny music loops in GarageBand. Some of them were admittedly pretty bad, but Flash is like that! Here are a few of the less egregious examples:
- (July 2008) Fourth of July 2008 (i borrowed the fireworks!)
- (May 2008) Mother's Day 2008
- (Feb 2008) Valentines Day 2008
- (Dec 2007) New Years Eve 2008
- (Dec 2007) First Annual Holiday Gift Sale
- (June 2007) Father's Day 2007
- (Apr 2007) Easter 2007
- (Mar 2007) Saint Patrick's Day 2007
- (Mar 2007) Pisco Party
- (Feb 2007) Valentines Day 2007
- (Dec 2006) New Years Eve 2007