I know it's true, it's been far to long since I've written a blog post. Instead of making up some lame excuses as to why I haven't let's just crack on.
I've been up to quite a bit since my last blog post
I have painted one of my favourite pieces to date - HOLA. There were a couple of main inspirations for paining this sign....1. The Mexican restaurant La Choza in Brighton is a really cool little place, great food and the branding is on point. They had a lot of skull inspired decoration and the WC sign featured several skulls. 2. The Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos - the Latin American festival that celebrates the dead has been and gone this weekend.
See what you think...
I walked into town (Chester) recently and on my way in I bumped into Andy Field and David Kynaston, both very well regarded sign writers. I met Andy back in the summer painting a shop front in Shrewsbury so it was good to have a catch up with him. David Kynaston on the other hand is somewhat of a signwriting legend and runs course all over the place. He actually has a few pieces up around Chester, just go to Godstall Lane and look up, bloody beautiful stuff. They were doing some gold leafing on the recently tarted up Blue coat hospital on Northgate street, and it's safe to say they were making it look far too easy. If you have never checked out their work, do it...now!
I've got a thing for boxes at the moment, I've painted a few up and am constantly on the look out for more, although I don't have space for more! I came across these two on ebay and on collecting them found out they have been previously used to import incense to a Buddhist centre in Manchester, quite interesting indeed. I haven't had a chance to splash some paint on them yet but I'm thinking of some Indian inspired fonts. Watch this space...
Right then I'm off for a coffee with my friend Trebel Scott to discuss some Christmas related plans for Chester. Hopefully be able to tell you more later this week!