Louise Hannig, owner of the Red Door, asked me for some ideas as she neared completion of her now famous bar. I suggested overwhelming the small space with an oversized graphic of Che. Louise loved it, and a whole identity for the bar was born.
After being open a while, Louise felt a certain corner of the bar was lacking a point of focus. I kicked around a hundred ideas until it finally occurred to me - A religious shrine to a sainted monkey king - It was almost too obvious. Although I understand people argue about the exact species of the monkey, only I know it's true origins. A secret I will take to my grave.