Recently, hand-painted signs experienced a revival. Business owners seem to appreciate the value in the human touch; the stroke of a brush; the beauty in fine, artistic technique. It’s been a long time coming. At Paxton Signs, we welcome the comeback.
It started in the 1980s
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.
The hand of the artist
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.
Our future icons and art
The result is that the business world is starting to understand and appreciate the art and craftsmanship 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.
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