The Rieger Coaster – Illustration Commission

I’ve done many custom pieces with the Rieger, and this piece stemmed from a conversation about needing a coaster for the restaurant.  Since the floor is one of my favorite iconic features of the Rieger, I opted to design around the vintage tile pattern.  I even included a lot of the flaws present in the floor due to decades of foot traffic.  We added type, kept the colors on-brand, and voila!  It’s one of my favorite pieces.  I love making things that get used up and have a short life, or they get stolen because they’re cool and mean something to guests.  That’s the best result, having your work live outside of you and cross into the lives of so many random foodies.