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Sr. Frango Restaurante

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 17th, 2017.
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    Max Phillips. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Sr. Frango (“Mr. Chicken”) is a restaurant just outside Almancil, Portugal, and specializes in piri piri chicken.

    In 1988, at the International Competition in Sydney, Australia, Silva Guerreiro presented his gastronomic creation. The jury unanimously awarded him the Gold Diploma for the Best Barbecue Chicken ever prepared in the world.
    Established in Almancil since 1992, Sr. Frango today welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world in a modern and welcoming environment, presenting their customers with an informal and healthy cuisine.

    The illuminated letterforms of the neon signs are derived from two typefaces: The sans serif caps are based on ITC Eras (A. Boton & A. Hollenstein), the script is a slightly modified Elite (Aldo Novarese).

    via @SignalType

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    Source: http://www.simply-algarve.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Letters like ‘M’ and especially the curvy ‘r’ reveal Elite as the source of inspiration. Unlike in Aldo Novarese’s original design, the letters were joined up, and caps were embellished with curved entry strokes.

    SenhorFrangoOutside2.jpg
    Source: https://foodgeekblog.co.uk Food Geek (cropped). License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://www.flickr.com thementalimages. License: All Rights Reserved.

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