So, I’ve been getting a little stale sitting at the computer lately, and I wanted to bring some typography work into the real world. I’ve always loved the old hand-made signs of the past, so I decided to have a go at making some of my own.
Whilst each project is a progression on the last in terms of manufacturing technique, all of the letters are created from a basic, laser-cut face, cut from mild steel, with mild steel walls MIG welded to them.
‘G’ is for Grace
This first project started when our beloved boxer ‘Grace’ died. I decided to build a letter ‘G’ to sit in place of her bed in our lounge, in an attempt to try and light up the room like she used to. This also gave me something positive to work on while I got to grips with this great, great loss.
M & M’s
I recently married the girl of my dreams, Mel. Venue chosen, we planned a pretty hands on, DIY wedding. Right from the start, we knew we wanted something special to sit on the stage where the band and DJ were going to play. Using the knowledge gained from Grace’s prototype, I took it upon myself to design and build 2 ‘M’s and an Ampersand.
Built as a gift for a friend, this was the first version of the basic design with a wooden backing plate added to conceal the wiring.