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“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
-Julia Child-

Hello Friends

There’s a few things that I throughly enjoy in life. Friendship, sunsets, fun times with family, a whole number of things. And well, food happens to be one of them. Especially food cooked with love and appreciation, food that’s tasty with loads of flavour, food that’s different and exciting to eat. But there’s one type of food that really takes the cake. And that’s Japanese food.

So when Melissa of Momo Sushi asked me to do chalk lettering on their wall, I jumped at the chance! Momo Sushis handrolls were absolutely delicious, and the quaint shop front based in Glenferrie road was so gorgeously designed that I couldn’t resist! We organised a meeting to decide on what lettering style we wanted, and also what quote we were going to place on the walls. Once that was decided, all that was left to do was to do the lettering!

We met up on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and I prepared myself to bring some typographic joy to the walls. Four hours, 2 sushi rolls, a green tea latte and a packet of wasabi later, I completed my design. Melissa was very satisfied with the result, and my stomach was very satisfied with all the Japanese goodies.

Hopefully this is only the start of more chalk lettering, and that I can do more lettering designs in the future! Also, I would love you to visit Momo Sushi and take a picture next to the chalk lettering and tag us on facebook or instagram! And while you’re there, make sure you have a green tea latte and a tea prawn hand roll for me!

With love

vess copy squareVANESSA BONG   –  Founder & Content Executive
Vess is a writer, graphic designer, illustrator and creative director based in Melbourne, Australia. Passionate about design, art, fashion and story telling her She has worked with a number of well known clients including the Melbourne Zoo, Kelly Thompson Illustrations and currently holds a position at SMASH enterprises as a junior designer.  Website Instagram



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MOMO Sushi
Established in 2009, MOMO sushi has perfected the art of sushi making to the highest quality. Stylishly attractive, quality food and a whole lot of fun,  MOMO Sushi will sure to become your favourite hangout joint to meet your green tea and handroll needs!
Website / Urban Spoon / Facebook / Twitter 
Shop 18/674-680 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn


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  • Amy Lyons 13/05/2014 at 9:04 am

    this is amazing youre so talented! id love it if youd comment back xx

    • Val & Vess 13/05/2014 at 9:23 am

      Thank you so much Amy! Definitely will do! X

  • Lisa Lim 13/05/2014 at 10:54 am

    Wow this is so awesome! I love Momo Sushi, there are two near my uni and I spend all my time and money there. Beautiful typography Vess 🙂

  • Val & Vess 13/05/2014 at 11:34 am

    Thanks so much lovely Lisa! That’s so great! Make sure you check out the one in Glenferrie!
    You’re the best! <3 <3

  • Susan 13/05/2014 at 11:39 am

    Wow! you have such amazing writing, i wish i could write/draw like that…how did you get started?

    • Vess 15/05/2014 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks Susan! I start with looking at a heap of inspiration on the internet, and then I just start making a sketch! Once I’m happy with that I get started doing the chalk writing! All little steps! 🙂

      Thanks so much for the comment!