Sign & Digital Graphics

January '17

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MASTER'S TOUCH 80 • January 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S S I G N R E S T O R A T I O N P R O J E C T You Can Go Home Again Master sign maker Bill Hueg re-creates sign project he first worked on in 1989 B Y B I L L S C H I F F N E R Bill Schiffner is a freelance writer/editor based in Holbrook, New York. He has covered the imaging industry for 29 years and has reported on many evolving digital imaging technologies including wide-format print- ing and newer electronic digital signage. He was the editor for a number of imag- ing publications and websites. He can be reached at T homas Wolfe's most famous adage—"You can't go home again"—points out that over time things change—and old ties and connections to the past always change. Things such as old relationships or memories can't easily be recaptured. But, for artist and master sign maker Bill Hueg, perhaps they still can—and they did. Hueg recently completed a sign restoration and expansion project for the Cossetta restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota—a job that he originally had done in 1989. Back to the Future Today, Hueg mainly creates figure sculp- tures, murals and easel paintings at Peacock Studios in Saint Paul, as well as in his home studio in Westminster, Colorado. However, this homecoming story really began back in Close shot of the new Cossetta sign. The storefront sign restoration and expansion project was all done old-school, employing the same team of sign makers who first created the sign back in 1989.

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