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Keep the art of sign painting alive! Your logo/design will be painted by a real sign painter to produce a sign painting training DVD.
Keep the art of sign painting alive! Your logo/design will be painted by a real sign painter to produce a sign painting training DVD.
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18' Doughnut - Hand Painted Wall Lettering in Chicago, IL
18' Doughnut - Hand Painted Wall Lettering in Chicago, IL

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.

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    My new "CP Brownie" hand lettered font. This is the hand lettering style I use for most customers that need a fast, but eye catching and unique hand lettered sign. I will include both TrueType and OpenType formats and deliver this custom sign font via email for use on Mac or PC.

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    8.5" x 11" hand lettered show-card (card stock) with name, logo or design signed and delivered right to your doorstep, perfect for framing. Includes previous font reward.

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    Your name, logo or design hand painted on a 18"x24" show-card just like it was done in the good ole' days. Signed and delivered right to your door, perfect for framing. Includes previous font reward.

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    Your name, logo or design hand painted on an 18"x24" show-card PLUS a professional photo and video taken of your sign being lettered for however you wish to use it: website, print or to show your friends how awesome it is that you had your logo or design hand painted by a old time sign artist. Also includes the sign painting instructional DVD to learn how to sign paint, techniques and tricks (fall delivery date on DVD).

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Includes all of the $125 pledge rewards, except instead of providing us with your logo or artwork to hand letter, we will custom design something for you. A great value for a unique piece to frame and hang in your home, office or conference room.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    All the rewards from the $125 or $200 level PLUS: Custom "your name here" Sign Font - I will design your own custom font from scratch that you will be able to use for business or personal use. I will include both TrueType and OpenType formats so you can enjoy a font designed just for you on your Mac or PC.

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    Gold Leaf Reward - I will include all of the previous rewards and gold leaf your logo on a material of choice (glass, wood, etc.). This will be done by hand the old fashioned way and will add a classic and very unique touch to your logo/design

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    The Kickstarter Sign!!! You will receive the Kickstarter sign painted in the beginning of the video on top of all of the previous rewards. Only 1 available

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Fly The Sign Painter - I will come to you and paint your logo/design on an interior or exterior (40' height max) application. This is a great option if you want your logo hand painted on a wall to promote your business. See the photo of the wall lettering project completed this month.

    Backer responsible for any sign permits if exterior. Pledge includes all design and travel costs.

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