Friday, April 16, 2010

"Fixin 'er Up"

Engineer Mike Callahan takes some time out to paint the old caboose for his company, Buckingham Branch Railroad (top photo).  I'm below restoring the handpainted lettering.

Gold Leaf windows

Every now and then I get to carry on some signpainter's traditions of the past. These are guilded windows in my favorite part of town next to the Orange Train Station.

Barber Shop sign

This was painted around 1996 or '97 and is still "hanging in there."

Painted Artwork on sign

This sign was fun for me. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Carved Sign - 23K Gold with Custom Bracket

Even in shadow this sign presents itself well as the gold leaf does its job. 

Hand Painted Artwork on MDO sign

Lamp and shade were painted on this sign like a piece of art. Even today, with new printing technologies, often the old fashioned way is best. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Storefront - Painted Wall Lettering

This painted sign utilizes colors and font style to compliment the company's printed marketing materials. Also shows recently finished window graphic. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Realtor Office Sign

This sign features carved graphics inlaid with 23-K gold leaf for a very appealing effect.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coca-Cola Wall Sign

Painted in 1998 over "ghost" image of its original form. Downtown Orange, Virginia. Many thanks to Donnie Hughes for recommending the proper sealers and paints that have withstood the test of time.  

Antiques Sign

Logo Design by Sarah and Todd Brown. 3/4" Painted MDO sign.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Restaurant Sign

This is a painted MDO sign. Designed and fabricated by Todd Brown, Inc.  Metal frame and post fabricated by Virginia Equipment Distributors.