Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shop Sign

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.


  1. Barnboards, metal & Hardrath creativity....a very nice combination!
    (Really like the 1st grade Xmas lights, too!)

  2. Excellently amazing and exciting too. Can you please mention me the source of your reference... I am happy that at least somebody gave this subject an attention.

  3. Thank you Business Sign Design. What reference would you like? My contact info is above if you have any questions.