MeCycle Cafe & Bike Workshop
Branding, Store Design & Screen-Printing
Half a Crown were honoured to work closely with Autism Initiatives to create the café extension of their MeCycle social enterprise programme. MeCycle began on the outskirts of Liverpool as a centre where used bikes could be serviced, repaired, bought and sold. The repairs and servicing of the bikes are conducted by a team of experts and supported by a number of staff with Autism. The experience servicing and repairing bikes allows those with Autism to get hands on experience in the work place and learning a useful skill.
This amazing idea was translated into a Café and Bike Workshop in Ainsdale. Autism Initiatives wanted to create a cycling hub for the area that also utilised other social enterprises they pioneer. In conjunction with our good friend Fiona Gordon, Half A Crown were asked to provide the concept, interior design and branding for this exciting new Café.
As part of this project, Half a Crown supplied mood boards for décor to support furniture, lighting and flooring sourcing. We worked with a team of architects to finalise the finish of the interior. We designed the logo and exterior shop signage, including a hand drawn bike icon. We also used this bike design in repeat to create screen-printed fabric which was used throughout the café on scatter cushions and seat covers. We also provided various pieces of bike related artwork that was used across the Café.
MeCycle has become a bustling part of the Ainsdale and surrounding community and continues to provide a ‘Great Reason For Cycling’ to all that are fortunate enough to visit.
- MeCycle Cafe & Bike Workshop
- Screen printing
- Interior Design