THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: Abby’s Ark
As its name suggested, Abby’s Ark gift store contained unique gifts of nearly every wholesome sort – a global selection of educational, captivating and entertaining items not found in an increasing number of large “box” stores. Although Abby’s Ark was absorbed by Nature’s Own Science and Nature Store in the early 2000s, its legacy lives on as one of the first and finest curiosity and educational gift stores located in Old Town Fort Collins.
Paxton Signs designed the Ark’s sign by using wordplay: The shape of the sign was an “arc”- simple, appealing and highly visible, and emphasizing the store’s name: Abby’s Ark. The shaped background was cut from high-density urethane and featured hand-carved end pieces that were adorned in variegated copper. The letters were finished in gold leaf. Overall, the metallic finishes highlighted the dark blue background.
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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