Author Archives: Tom

Bodega Sans Font as used at Kmart Store

It was at a local Kmart that the distinctive typestyle they were using for their aisle markers and other signage around the store caught my eye.   It was beautiful.  I had to find the name of it!  But I found … Continue reading

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Removing old vinyl lettering adhesive

Removing old vinyl lettering can be a challenge but here are a few tips. Begin by softening the area you’re working on with the aid of a heat gun, being careful not to apply too much heat or for too … Continue reading

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Roy Lichtenstein Retrospective at the National Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective runs at the National Gallery in Washington DC  from October 14, 2012 – January 13, 2013. A nice slide show of the exhibition can be found on the New York Times website and is highly recommended. … Continue reading

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Vinyl Pop Art

Lately I’ve been experimenting with creating pop art à la Roy Lichtenstein using cut vinyl. This depicts a 1947 radio premium, the Kix Atomic Bomb Ring,  and is done on 18″ x 24″ x 3mm Sintra substrate. The gradients dot … Continue reading

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The Ampersand (&) as a Graphic Element

Although the ampersand has been around since the First Century AD, it really wasn’t used as an independent graphic element until creative signwriters began working it into their designs in the early part of the 20th Century.  They were no … Continue reading

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