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by Raymond Chapman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Got my Sign work on TV
Replies: 7
Views: 2744

Re: Got my Sign work on TV

My experience in this field is very limited, but what I have done let me know that there is not a schedule to this type work - it's NOW! You don't say that you'll be there on Thursday. You are expected to do it right at the moment and not take too long getting it done. But, it's fun to see all the w...
by Raymond Chapman
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: chester cunningham.......
Replies: 7
Views: 2665

Re: chester cunningham.......

Yes, I have one...but, sorry...you don't have enough money to get it.
by Raymond Chapman
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No Hand Lettering Today in JH
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: No Hand Lettering Today in JH

No worries down here in Texas.
by Raymond Chapman
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 7659

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Simply amazing. In centuries to come, archeologists will be ranking this guy as the master artistian of our era.

Congratulations. You have surpassed all.
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 17598

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Yes, it was Mexican...and you were very gracious to eat whatever it was and like it, even if you didn't know what it was. Our last personal meeting was at Rick's funeral...and you were gracious there as you always are. It was good to share a breakfast with you and enjoy our conversation. You carry t...
by Raymond Chapman
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 17598

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Simply fantastic David. You never cease to amaze me with what's in your head, and that you are able to get it to flow through your fingers. You continue to set the standard higher and higher. Your dedication to the craft and your search for excellence is beyond belief. You must have a tremendous amo...
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Where have all the Letterhead meets gone???
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Re: Where have all the Letterhead meets gone???

Thanks Mike for posting the ST Letterheads Timeline. It's not a big deal, but the "Lone Star Letterheads" that I hosted in Texas was November, 1983, rather than January, '84 as listed on the timeline. We had a small "Lone Star Revisited" here in November, 2003 (20 years later). I think the group sho...
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Where have all the Letterhead meets gone???
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Re: Where have all the Letterhead meets gone???

There is a small Letterheads gathering in Austin, Texas, the last weekend in February but I'm not sure of the contents. Just heard about it from Mike Myers. The big meets became very expensive and time consuming to manage and then (in my opinion) they became more party oriented rather than education...
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oklahoma Bash
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Oklahoma Bash

The guy doing the show card is Bob Behounek, but the viewer is not Mike Stevens but I can't remember his name. This was the first time that I had ever seen Bob letter and was amazed at how he held the brush and that only the tip of hair had paint - he didn't pallet out the brush like I was used to s...
by Raymond Chapman
Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letterheads in the news!
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Letterheads in the news!

You're right.
by Raymond Chapman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oklahoma Bash
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Oklahoma Bash

Wow! Seems like it was only yesterday. Many professional lives were given new direction that weekend. Thanks Mike for the Bash and for posting the remembrances.
by Raymond Chapman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Early Letterheads photos
Replies: 6
Views: 2084

Re: Early Letterheads photos

Thanks for sharing these, Mike. Great memories of that weekend. Wonder why we all look so young?

The ? guy in the photo was from Idaho if I remember - Sun Valley, I think, but can't remember his name.
by Raymond Chapman
Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: a project or 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5417

Re: a project or 2

For an old guy you do really good work. :)

You are simply amazing. A true artist and craftsman in the highest degree. Thanks for sharing with us.
by Raymond Chapman
Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4728

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

WOW! Stunning work. But...why would I be surprised?
by Raymond Chapman
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold leaf workshop
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: gold leaf workshop

You young whippersnappers tried to put one past me, didn't you?
by Raymond Chapman
Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold leaf workshop
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: gold leaf workshop

That attorney's name looks awfully familiar.
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Steve Parrish Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: Steve Parrish Video

Mike Jackson was also in that segment. He looked a lot younger then.
by Raymond Chapman
Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Saratoga Collections of Panels & Ornaments: NEWLY RELEASED!
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Saratoga Collection of Ornaments: NEW!

Shameless! Shameless! I'm extremely disappointed in you. :) But...you are forgiven. And I'll buy the stuff anyway. There is no telling how many times I've used your artwork. Those CD's go into my computer on a regular basis. My workshops have a regular "commercial" for your clip art, but I have no w...
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

Re: "True Grit" signs

I thought that might liven up the forum a little.
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

Re: "True Grit" signs

There's not a Starbucks or 7-11 in Granger but there is a Dairy Queen and power lines. It's amazing what they can add and take away in movies today. For Christmas I got the book "The Making of Avatar" and also have the new DVD that has a documentary on how they made the movie. Now, that will just bl...
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

Re: "True Grit" signs

I just found out this weekend that the town scenes in the remake of True Grit were filmed just about 25 miles from me in the town of Granger, Texas (pop. 1,200). No wonder it looked so familiar - I've been there several times. They hauled in dirt to put over the brick streets and refinished the stor...
by Raymond Chapman
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: First project under way
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Re: First project under way

Good advice from Mr. Jackson. You'll make mistakes...it's just part of the process. It's better to start with a small practice piece that doesn't require a lot of time and materials and use that to test your procedures. Things just have a way of going wrong....believe me, I know. But it's better to ...
by Raymond Chapman
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Colorado Letterheads
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: Colorado Letterheads

Thanks to all who open their wallet so the rest of us can enjoy the benefits of this site. And thanks to Mike and others who keep everything ship-shape.
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

Re: "True Grit" signs

Yea, I watched the original Saturday night on TV also - seemed kinda clean and stiff compared to the new one. Back in '69 it was a real suspense thriller as I remember, though. Much better acting (and signs) in the new one. Liked the new ending better, too. All those Aspens and snow capped mountains...
by Raymond Chapman
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

Re: "True Grit" signs

Here's a link to Tim Dingle, who did the signs for "True Grit".

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0227656/
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush Lettering Classes
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: Brush Lettering Classes

Why Jeff, I didn't know you could hand letter! :)
by Raymond Chapman
Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 8748

"True Grit" signs

Yesterday, Jeanne and I went to see the remake of "True Grit". The best part was the beginning and the end because there were a lot of signs shown. The beginning had a lot of town shots with some very accurate signs and then the end were scenes from a Wild West Show that really looked nice. The town...
by Raymond Chapman
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Sign Gregg Heger
Replies: 17
Views: 5244

Re: Glass Sign Gregg Heger

Another masterpiece. What else is there to say?

Do you shake your shirt sleeve and those things just fall out?
by Raymond Chapman
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: backing up gold leaf window
Replies: 16
Views: 3988

Re: backing up gold leaf window

That's how I learned - from the book. No one in my area was doing gold leaf, so I just had to learn by trial and error....lots of error.
by Raymond Chapman
Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GoldLeaf Workshop England
Replies: 36
Views: 9462

Re: GoldLeaf Workshop England

I'm kind of late coming into this thread but will add my "ohhs" and "ahas" to your fantastic glass piece. You've set the bar far out of reach for the rest of us, but we still enjoy seeing your work immensely. To know how to combine such intricate detail and fine colors together and still have it all...