Featured Business: Kirk’s Fly Shop, Grand Lake Colorado

A great logo contributed to one of the most colorful signs we’ve ever produced. With overall dimensions of 5′ x 6′, the two-sided, Kirk’s FlyShop sign required multiple layers of paint, all applied by hand, including the hand-carved,  hand-painted trout, and the raised, hand-carved letters. The background was custom-cut from plywood, and the trout and letters formed from high-density urethane. Because the sign was two-sided, every cut and paint stroke had to be applied twice, including the intricate border detail, a mountain scene illustration, and the fly and trout elements. It was a time-consuming endeavor requiring ample time for each layer of paint to dry before applying the next.

Hand-painted signs are in demand now because of their durability and attractive aesthetic: Instead of unwieldy, overlapping vinyl layers with harsh edges, hand-painting can achieve multiple, seamless layers, as well as colorful, intricate designs and artistic details.

Paxton Signs has produced signs for Kirk’s Fly Shops in Estes Park as well as this latest sign, above, for their store in Grand Lake, Colorado. They are a full-service fishing experience, both in gear selection and trip outings. Visit their website at, www.kirksflyshopgrandlake.com.

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins and northern Colorado.

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