Note that I painstakingly recreated everything you see here from scratch including all logos and even our old friend Jeff. With the exception of the Continental United States map, nothing you see has been Photoshop-ed from other material. It was all re-illustrated from scratch. The map was edited a bit and plopped into the drawing by leveraging http://diymaps.net/.
Printing the placemat is very easy. You just need a decent printer. The first placemat features three car designs: F100 and VW Bus dominate but there is also a bit of "Let's Eat Out!" inspired illustration at play here.
1. CKE, the parent company of Hardees, Carl's Jr and probably many chains you know, still owns and actively protects their Burger Chef patents and trademarks. A simple Google search will show you that as recently as 2007, Hardees successfully dismantled a claim by a company that they abandoned the Burger Chef trademark.
2. This fan art project is part of a series. Look for roughly one per week over the next two months. Here are the Instructables you will see as part of this series:
1. Brand Identity, color palette, and logo
3. Road Sign
6. Food Service Hat
7. French Fry container
3. Before we get started, I wanted to acknowledge that it would have been impossible to create this project without the web sites of archivists Jeff Flack and Kyle Brown. These guys have the difficult and mostly thankless job of validating the authenticity and preserving the mountain of material generated from the once mighty Burger Chef marketing machine. Both web sites are worth your time if you wish to read more about Burger Chef. Jeff in particular was nice enough to correspond with me by email and offer encouragement as I worked on the FUNMEAL and Cup. Which interestingly answers another question; yes, Jeff Lives!
Step 1: Select a Placemat Design
Step 2: Set Print Size Appropriate for Your Printer
If you have a wide format printer, set scaling to 10" x 14". That is the industry standard size for a placemat. The image quality is set very high and will scale without becoming grainy. If you encounter image quality problems, just let me know and I can post them in a native 10" x 14" format.
Step 3: Print, Cut and Enjoy
Optionally, laminate the placemat for greater durability.