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by Dan Seese
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet

Hi Erik, The points you're making are important to the discussion, i.e. - the fact that we are all strongly influenced by the world around us, sometimes imperceptibly and other times very consciously. None of us are "creative" in the absolute sense, rather all of our creations are derivative. So whe...
by Dan Seese
Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet

Hi Mike, Um . . . can we just change the subject now? :( :lol: Actually, this discussion continues to clarify my thinking and adjust my practices. I read the legal link and have saved it in my bookmarks. I’ve just kind of been exploring the Pinterest thing, at the recommendation of a couple of “soci...
by Dan Seese
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Re: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet

Jack, You bring up some good points which help me in thinking through how I will choose to navigate this new "social medium". Also, let me clarify: When you pin a photo in Pinterest the original source stays with that pin. For instance, when a person clicks on the photo of Erik's glass piece in Pint...
by Dan Seese
Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2906

Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet

A couple of recent interactions on the forum got me thinking. First , Jack Hollands said he had used some images from my blog for a presentation he was giving and I told him I was honored and the images are there for people to use. Secondly , I mentioned that I "pinned" a photo from this forum onto ...
by Dan Seese
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Conceptual Sign
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

Re: Conceptual Sign

The new photos are much better. I also prefer the red background showing through the glass. It is congruent with the style & color of the lettering and with the “rocket” theme. Overall, these colors work much better than the gold tint in your original photo. I had assumed you used a mask or somethin...
by Dan Seese
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backery the Mill
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

Re: Backery the Mill

Very nice, Erik! You may have addressed it in the other post you're referring to but how did you apply the canvas to the glass? Is it a painting on canvas that you did yourself or from someone else? Or maybe a digital print on canvas? I pinned the photo to one of my boards on Pinterest. http://pinte...
by Dan Seese
Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Conceptual Sign
Replies: 7
Views: 3581

Re: Conceptual Sign

Hi Jack, This looks like a fun project, cleanly executed. Can you tell us a little more about the piece, what you're trying to accomplish, etc? The photo is kind of dark, but it looks to me like it's something produced on glass - front or back I can't tell. Have you used gold leaf on the project or ...
by Dan Seese
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hello from London
Replies: 8
Views: 5495

Re: Hello from London

Welcome to the forum, Jack. And a special welcome to the trade. Nice design. A lot of tattoo artists seem to have a good sense of lettering, as is evident in her design. Any idea if it was a font he adapted or if it was rendered by hand? I hope you'll be able to share pictures of the window when it'...
by Dan Seese
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England
Replies: 14
Views: 6260

Re: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England

Hi Ron,
VERY NICE work! Boy it's nice to see the hand lettering and I love the clean window gilding. Thanks for sharing the photos.
(And thanks, Mike, for adding them to the top for Ron.)
by Dan Seese
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: colouring ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2252

Re: colouring ideas

Doug, As you know, the nature of the project you're working on is going to drive the color scheme you choose. Not knowing what you're working on I'll shoot in the dark by sharing a couple of artists whose use of color always brings inspiration. David Lance Goines has a wonderful muted color palette ...
by Dan Seese
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole

Passed this on to one of my sons in New York who comes to Colorado several times a year to hit the slopes with his kids. His reply to me: "Total ski porn".

A pleasant (though vicarious) distraction as we enter the season.

Speaking of distraction, I'd better get to work.
by Dan Seese
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another Sign Movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Re: Another Sign Movie

Rick, I read your most recent blog article. It's a true pleasure to see someone doing this stuff so well. The time schedules sound like a real headache, but I guess that's the nature of the business, isn't it? Keep it up. Your work involving historic research, duplicating old techniques, accurately ...
by Dan Seese
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Want to repair window gilding in Florence, Italy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

Re: Want to repair window gilding in Florence, Italy?

Hey Roderick - The email I've included is about all I know but I could pretty much guarantee he wouldn't pay for expenses. If he would pay for expenses - an all expense paid trip to Italy would do me just fine! No, I think it's just a small job that would not take much time. Since he can't find some...
by Dan Seese
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Want to repair window gilding in Florence, Italy?
Replies: 4
Views: 2089

Want to repair window gilding in Florence, Italy?

Well, this is a longshot but here goes: Rather than tacking this entry on to the earlier thread about the gold leaf window signs in Florence ( http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3043 ), I thought I'd make an appeal here on behalf of the owner of the Papini Leather Goods stor...
by Dan Seese
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another Sign Movie
Replies: 10
Views: 3700

Re: Another Sign Movie

Mike, You make some excellent points here. The whole discussion of hand lettering versus digital signage can be tainted by a myopic vision on both sides. One view exalts the superiority of hand-lettering - returning to the old school ways to doing signs. The opposite view promotes using any and ever...
by Dan Seese
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Black Velvet On Gold?
Replies: 11
Views: 4120

Re: Black Velvet On Gold?

Really great post. I especially like to hear what others are doing successfully (and not so successfully). Bruce, your description of the failed gild is interesing and helpful. There is always that "window" between drowning the gold and having it not stick. That's where a good slow size is preferabl...
by Dan Seese
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Florence window gilding
Replies: 16
Views: 7396

Re: Florence window gilding

I started this thread last year. As Doug suggested in one of the posts above, I've added a few of the pictures to the "Masterpiece" section at the top of the forum and may be adding some more. I took this same story of the window gilding in Italy and made it a blog post on my website which you can s...
by Dan Seese
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)
Replies: 29
Views: 34305

Re: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)

Here are some pictures from one of my favorite stores in Florence, Italy. Located on the Arno river beside the Ponte Vecchio, Papini Leather Goods had a great logo, finely gilded windows and a gilded leather ceiling. The business was started in 1896 and the window gilding was done in 1929. Here it i...
by Dan Seese
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8794

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Dave, Is that slumped glass? There are some views where it looks as though the glass is curved - or is that because a wide angle lens is being used in your photos? Will these panels be used as a mirror behind a bar? Looking forward to seeing the completed project in place. Now get back to work, my f...
by Dan Seese
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 8794

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Absolutely astonishing, Dave!
You just keep pushing the envelope and demonstrating that the craft is alive, vibrant and bursting with energy.
Thank you for giving us a peek into your latest project.
by Dan Seese
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painting / lettering without fumes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3783

Re: Sign Painting / lettering without fumes?

Sounds like the typical committee scenario. A couple of other constructive criticisms I wanted to mention earlier but needed to sign off: I don't particularly care for the red phone number under the church name. I'm not a big fan of having phone numbers on signs (unless it's a vehicle) but sometimes...
by Dan Seese
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painting / lettering without fumes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3783

Re: Sign Painting / lettering without fumes?

Cheryl, It's always intimidating to take on your first sign but it looks like you've attacked it with gusto. There are a few ways that I think this is an improvement over the old sign. 1. You have a strong area at the top with reversed lettering using the dimensional letters from the hardware store....
by Dan Seese
Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pinstriping
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

Re: Pinstriping

Very nice, Jerry! Pinstriping is something I've never done that much so when I do attempt it I have to keep it really simple. It takes a lot of practice to make those designs fluid and natural. Glad you were able to pick up a striping brush again and throw some gold on that Gold Wing. I'm sure your ...
by Dan Seese
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bob Dylan Does Hand LEttering
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: Bob Dylan Does Hand LEttering

William Blake: Well, I ain't askin' again. Bill, Right you are about Leandro's work and I felt kind of like a hypocrite to criticize it. I mean I actually like the lettering he did and - do I have something better to show? And just as Dylan's cards (drawn by him, Donovan, Allen Ginsberg & I think so...
by Dan Seese
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bob Dylan Does Hand LEttering
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Re: Bob Dylan Does Hand LEttering

Thanks for this video clip, Bill. It's always great to see the inexhaustible kinds of expression that can come through typography - especially hand lettered words. The artist, Leandro Senna, definitely had fun with this project and is clearly talented. It's refreshing to see no sterile computer font...
by Dan Seese
Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different kind of lettering
Replies: 7
Views: 3493

Re: A different kind of lettering

Thanks, Danny. I love the creative signs they're producing and the music that goes with the video. The niche they've found is likely another fallout from the scarcity of unique, well made, hand lettered, hand crafted ANYTHING. He refers to what they do as "fictional nostalgia". Looks like they do a ...
by Dan Seese
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Andrew Grundon. Cornwall, England
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: Andrew Grundon. Cornwall, England

Thanks, Dave, for bringing this great little video clip to our attention a couple of weeks ago. Knowing the value of hand painted signs is nothing new in our circles (this is the Hand Lettering Forum, after all) but it's always gratifying to see someone on the outside recognize and bring it to the a...
by Dan Seese
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1868 Aetna Insurance Reverse Painted Glass & Abalone Shell
Replies: 3
Views: 1520

Re: 1868 Aetna Insurance Reverse Painted Glass & Abalone Shell

Yeah, Pat. It's a beautiful sign and looks like it's in great condition but I too wonder what the original size was and what was cut off the bottom. I'm sure that affects the value of the sign but if I had the cash and lived in the Chicago area I'd be tempted to snatch it up. I love that volcano pic...
by Dan Seese
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods
Replies: 24
Views: 9519

Re: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods

Duh! (forehead smack!)
I remember seeing it now but never focused on it.
Too much to take in there in Dunfries.
Wonder what else I missed.
by Dan Seese
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods
Replies: 24
Views: 9519

Re: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods

Really nice, Mr. Blake.
This was surely in progress when I was there a few weeks ago, but you must have had it tucked away somewhere.
Would like to have seen it in person, but these photos are a real treat.
Thanks for posting them.