Tag Archives: Vintage Signs

Line first or color first?

Line first or color first? Process shots. Continue reading

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Why Save a Sign?

Why Save a Sign? Morgan Newby has a great reason for wanting to save this wonderful sign of a cowboy that sits on his lot. Continue reading

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Sign Painter, yup that’s me

Just a quick post linking to this piece that KQED’s ARTS section did on my sign-sketching obsession. Here is the video. And a link to a longer piece on their website. A big thank you to Creo Noveno for shooting … Continue reading

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Storytelling Sketches

I like to think of every sketch as a story. Not always a big one, with a grand plot and story arc. Stories can be quiet little everyday things tucked into bigger pieces.  Like this Saturday morning sketch at Social … Continue reading

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Many thanks!

To everyone who came to the show on Sunday, or sent their wishes, thank you! It was lovely to see so many people turn up, share memories of the signs I’ve come to know through sketching them, buy books, and … Continue reading

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A book, a show, and a sketchcrawl

My vintage signs book is finally here (and yes, it’s for sale!) Continue reading

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Usk Chicago Part 2: Chicago Theater and the L

Morning sketches at the Symposium. Continue reading

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