Tuesday, September 13

10engines over at kaufmann mercantile -show card/sign writing

Head over to Kaufman Mercantile to read a small post they published for me on a certain type of sign writing; show cards. If you live in Somerville it might remind you of McKinnion's in Davis Square and their handpainted grocery signs. The pic below from googlestreetview; must be 3 years old now. Went round to discuss the signage with them and realized that about a year ago they switched over to printed signs.



Another sidenote; if you live in the UK you will know these types of signs below from High Street "arcades". Eye-watering. Fugly as hell. Awesome. From theonlyone's flickr.

3 comments:

MatCoes said...

Nice images, this stuff is right up my alley.
There are tons of instruction and sample books available free on Google books and Project Gutenberg.
Also a few vids on YouTube.
- Pierre Tardif does beautiful sign lettering and these quick supermarket posters
- and 'Cartazes' (Brazilian sign writers) for the current state of the art Supermarket sign.

james at 10engines said...

@matcoes great links. thx.

Matthew Hranek said...

james thanks for this! my earliest memories of my dad
(he was a sign painter) was doing show cards for local shops. nice homage.
m