Hand-painted Signs

Apr 30, 2018 | Gold Leaf Hand Carved Hand Painted Signs | 0 comments

hand painted sign photoRecently, hand-painted signs experienced a revival. Business owners seem to appreciate the value in the human touch, the stroke of a brush, and the beauty in artistic technique. It’s been a long time coming. At Paxton Signs, we welcome the comeback.

After centuries of dominance, the first sign of decline in the hand-painting practice came in the 1980s. This was when vinyl cutting first made an appearance. In addition, the painting technique lost popularity because of computers. The 90s proved even more disastrous. Inkjet printers and digital design impacted everything. Window stickers, banners, business signs and vehicle wraps were merely keystrokes away.

Lately, however, retailers are turning to sign painters to convey a sense of individuality. They want their signs to stand out and communicate authenticity. In addition, they are aware that having something hand-painted is something they can point to – a person, an artist – rather than a vinyl cutting machine. As a result, the revival suggests a renewed national interest in crafted and handmade work. Moreover, it revives the amazing history that surrounds the trade.

hand painted sign field of dreams photo

Hand-painted sign on high-density MDO. Hand-lettered and custom cut. Faux letters made by daubing the surface with a paint-saturated plastic bag. Design by Paxton Signs.

The result is that the business world is starting to understand and appreciate the art and craft of hand-painted signs. Signs that represent something loved and crafted – our future icons and art.

Paxton Signs specializes in hand-painted signs. The tools of the trade are simple, but the possibilities are almost limitless. We would like to show you how hand-painting can enhance your image AND your bottom line.

We specialize in Communication Art!

Paxton Signs’ more than 39 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs and signs made from recycled wood. We specialize in hand-painted and carved signs. We also offer vehicle and fleet graphics.  Paxton Signs provides a continuous variety of communication art for Fort Collins, northern Colorado and the surrounding mountain areas.

See more Paxton Signs handiwork on Pinterest at, https://www.pinterest.com/boliver0474/boards/

View Paxton Signs’ galleries at www.paxtonsigns.com, or by using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

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