Tuesday, December 28, 2010
For Christmas this year my brother and I created a shop sign for my Dad. He's had his shop for a few years now, and despite being off the beaten path it needed a badge. We used vintage barn boards from one of his old barns to frame a piece of aluminum. We had vinyl cut, used the female part that would normally be thrown away, and then painted the places the letters would normally be vinyl. We then sanded the whole sign down to give it a more rusted vintage look. I created the shop tools in Illustrator. In an ideal scenario with a lot more time we would of used steal and had the letters rust for a few months, something we might play with a bit in the future. For this use the graphics came out great and still have a rusted look.