A Personal Milestone

P1020549Just returned from my first official signwriting job, painting these letters on the side of an office building in Bournemouth with my dad. I did the layout and design work on computer and then created paper templates which we pounced onto the wall.

P1020555The surface was a little uneven in places which made it difficult to get perfectly clean lines. It was also a challenge working off a ladder for the first time, trying to balance with paint, brush and mahlstick in hand.

P1020556P1020552P1020553I should also add that my dad worked at about three times my speed, but he does have fifty years experience under his belt so I’m not going to feel too bad about it.

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4 thoughts on “A Personal Milestone

    • Hi Sam.
      The company who gave us the job had a fair idea of the kind of look they wanted – traditional / contemporary.
      Initially they were after a typeface close to something that would have been used back in the day when this kind of work was more common and we sent a few ideas back and forth to each other before arriving at this.

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