Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"The Old 77" Blade Sign

The project manager of the "Old 77 Hotel" renovation asked me to age their brand new blade sign to make it look to be around 30 years old.  Most of my "faux" work was executed at A-1 Signs, Inc, the company that constructed and installed the sign.  I aged the white letter cans separately, then the white border and black background after all cans, and lighting were attached and wired.  The fellows in the shop shaking their heads in amazement, but the proof was the day they installed it.  Some passersby said, "Wow- where'd ya get that old sign?!"  Unfortunately, the camera didn't perfectly catch all the nuance, but if you zoom into the shop shots, you can see the rusty drizzle...

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