Carolyn’s Cuisine

Feb 22, 2021 | Gold Leaf Hand Carved Hand Painted Signs

carolyns cuisine photoDuring the 1970s and early 1980s, most of Fort Collins’ current suburban sprawl was rural farms and fields. It’s hard to imagine now, but Harmony Road was mostly a dirt road. None of the southeast residential areas were developed. Further, there was little in the way of business on Hwy 284, south, towards Loveland. However, that’s where Carolyn’s Cuisine began its events center and catering business. With an eye on future growth between Loveland and Fort Collins, the owners planned to service both communities. In addition, they wanted a head start servicing the entire southeast Fort Collins area. (At the time, Everitt Enterprises led the charge in developing and expanding southeast Fort Collins.)

Upscale image = upscale graphics

Carolyn’s Cuisine was upscale. Their taste in food presentation corresponded with their taste in image advertising. Consequently, a two-sided, gold leaf and hand-carved sign fit nicely into their marketing plans. We made their sign using mahogany and gold leaf inlay on hand-carved letters.To finish, we hand-painted a table-setting art element.

At the time, gold leaf signs were a rarity in the West. As a result, the Carolyn’s Cuisine sign became one of the first innovative and original gold leafed signs in the Fort Collins area.

We specialize in communication art

Paxton Signs’ more than 40 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. In addition, we offer vehicle and fleet graphics.  Paxton Signs provides a continuous variety of communication art for Fort Collins, northern Colorado and the surrounding mountain areas.

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