This was a fun project for a local cafe in Helena Valley which has recently had a change of ownership.

The new owner wanted to create fresh branding for the cafe based on the historical railway theme already used in the interior. 

I photographed the rough hewn, interior wooden wall panel to use as the background texture for full colour applications of the logo. The final result was a collaboration with the client who provided some excellent ideas.

Until the late fifties, there was a train service from Perth to Mundaring, which news columnist Kirwan Ward referred to affectionately as the 'Mundaring Meteor' due to the slow pace of travel when the steam train began to climb the Darling Range. 

The part of the line that went as far as Darlington was used to service the Boya diorite quarries until the end of 1965. This line ran past my childhood home in Greenmount and I have fond memories of the huge black steam trains taking on the steep grade.


Scott Street Cafe