Kickstarter nation, I need your help. I want to bring more attention to the lost art of sign painting and through the funding I can generate through these great rewards, I will be able to produce this video and share my 40 years of knowledge with anyone that wants to take-up sign painting or add it to their portfolio of services. The rewards for your pledging are unique in the fact that I will hand letter your logo, message or design that you can proudly display in your home or office (great for framing and a great conversation piece).
Until the early 1990's, it was fairly common to drive down main street and see a sign shop that hand painted signs. The evolution of technology however brought upon us a new era of computer generated signs.
This is me at the Institute of Lettering & Design in the early 1970s, mastering the art of sign painting.
My project is to bring attention back to the art of sign painting and to preserve sign painting for years to come. If my goal is reached, I will produce an instructional DVD on how to learn sign painting, techniques, tricks and mastering sign layout. I studied sign painting for 2 years and have 40 years of experience in sign painting. I want to share this art with others so it can be used for years to come.
If you select the $125 pledge, you will receive the DVD along with other special rewards including video and professional photos of your sign being lettered. This is not something that any artist can pick-up easily, as it is an art of its own. For over 30 years I hand painted signs every single day and at one point was so busy that I would work for 14 hours a day. Those times are long gone, but with your backing, I hope to be just as busy, if only for a few months.
If my goal is reached, this will mean I will have to create well north of 100 custom signs featuring your logo, designs or artwork. I will take on any design you send my way. If you want a sign painters special where I design your sign and letter it, I would be honored to do so.
Your sign will be lettered on a thick show-card and shipped right your door. Whether its your logo, a favorite quote, your name, or any of the above as a gift for a friend or family member, this will be a unique piece to hang in any home or office.You can request any color background (standard colors available) and multiple colors in your sign.
If the project goal is met, I will also be featuring each sign that I create on my blog at www.ChesPerry.com (blog launches when the Kickstarter project has ended).
I sincerely hope you will back this important project. This will be a lost art one day, but with your help me can keep it alive for some time to come.
The sign shop where it all happens. Hope this place is a "mess" with projects in June.
- (45 days)