Vintage JEWELRY Sign
March 14th, 2011 in blog, member junk
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Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)
Painted, crackled, lettered and distressed.
Pattern or design used:
I was commissioned to create a sign for a jewelry designer friend. The components used in her creations are all flea market finds that she describes as “Junky Americana “. Her design criteria for the sign was…“Make it reminiscent of something I would have seen in a 1950’s roadside gift shop that sold travel pennants, postcards and trinkets“.
So I went way back for inspiration. Back to a sketch I did in 1989 while roaming around New York City. I stumbled upon this amazing vintage/antique home store and hanging from the beams were five incredible signs from an old horse racetrack. They were the coolest signs I had EVER seen with amazing colors and graphics. They were also $1,800. for the set. So I asked the sales person for a piece of paper and a pencil so I could write down some information. She hands me a scrap of paper and a green crayon...thanks! All I really wanted to do is sketch the signs so I could someday replicate them. Although I never did recreate the signs, the shape became the inspiration for this project.
I’m rambling on a little here so let’s just get to the sign.
My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2011)
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