Sign & Digital Graphics

December '17

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30 • December 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S MASTER'S TOUCH Spats The sign required new MDO plywood to replace the worn A/C-style plywood panels that weren't a good choice for a long lasting sign. This sign was originally drawn out by hand and eye directly onto the boards. Since no digital file ever existed for this masterpiece I traced out the entire sign onto large sheets of tracing paper. The pattern was pounced with an Electro Pounce machine, and then the painting was done with 1Shot oil enamel and some spray paint from a can. Hand-painted panel on MDO from the mid-1980s. Completely new panel attempting to replicate the original techniques exactly. The Collins I couldn't resist sharing this fun little project. First, I took before pictures for reference. Then I did a tracing of the lettering before painting the entire sign background black. I created the pounce pattern directly from the tracing paper sketch with my Electro-Pounce machine. I transferred the image through the paper with white pounce powder and did all the painting with 1Shot. Specialty address sign made of cast alumi- num? or zinc? Notice the missing part on top that I would replace with Smith's epoxy filler. Restored using the same sign techniques as the original.

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