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by Mike Simpson
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5713

Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

What everybody else has said Dave. Well done, all the way around. You're a true inspiration. Thanks for posting it.
by Mike Simpson
Tue May 01, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign supplier in Denver
Replies: 12
Views: 2847

Re: Sign supplier in Denver

Rick,
Is that sheen seen on the face of the work from glass on them or from a clear sprayed on? Beautiful work by the way. I have enjoyed looking at your website and blog. Good stuff.
by Mike Simpson
Tue May 01, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Taking sign brushes on a plane.
Replies: 3
Views: 1053

Re: Taking sign brushes on a plane.

I've flown from Montrose, Colorado via Denver to Charlotte, NC with watercolor brushes in a traveling paint kit and had no problem. Last fall I flew the same route with a Mack brush in the plastic tube to do a little pinstriping while visiting family there and again no problem. I had to buy the 1-sh...
by Mike Simpson
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 22 - Park Forest, IL
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 22 - Park Forest, IL

Another good one Jay! Actually, another great one!! The portrait is right on. All together it is well done. Good job! Not this summer but maybe next I'm going to take a Lincoln Hwy ride on the Harley just to take these in and see them all first hand. Will they all be done by then? just read the end ...
by Mike Simpson
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Big Daddy ED Roth
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

Re: Big Daddy ED Roth

That was a great read. Thanks for posting it Roderick. I grew up in Anaheim during the 50's a 60's. Big Daddy Roth was "the man". My high school notebooks were covered with my imitations of his drawings. Wish I had them now. His influence was very strong. It was a good time to be growing up in South...
by Mike Simpson
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A fishy sign
Replies: 5
Views: 2244

Re: A fishy sign

Very nice. Well done!!
by Mike Simpson
Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 37641

Re: No news?

Erik,
Even though I've never been there, I very much enjoyed your history lesson.
Thanks.

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ben Sherman. Glass Gilding NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: Ben Sherman. Glass Gilding NYC

Nice job Bob. Thanks for passing this on Dave. It was good to watch.

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Type and fashion
Replies: 9
Views: 3812

Re: Type and fashion

Thanks for the post Robare. Very Interesting. From the outside, the place looks huge.
by Mike Simpson
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Of The Times - Nov. 1990
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Re: Sign Of The Times - Nov. 1990

Spent 3 days a couple of weeks ago with Noel and John Studden for a gold on glass class. It was a real pleasure to be in the company of two masters of gold and a real treat to see some Noel's work first hand. Thanks for the post Mark.
by Mike Simpson
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 37641

Re: No news?

I was there also. Great class and some really talented people to get hooked up. When I get my projects finished I'll post pictures for an appraisal. I' m really excited about what I learned, the exposure and contacts made. The class just made me all that more appreciative of the skills and talents o...
by Mike Simpson
Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 19. . . Oswego, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 19. . . Oswego, IL

Thanks, Jay, for taking the time to explain the project and congrats on landing it. You're sure doing a good job on them. Makes me want to go back and start at the begining. Are the murals all recorded in one place or should I just do a search here for them?
by Mike Simpson
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 19. . . Oswego, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 2145

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 19. . . Oswego, IL

Another good one Jay...as are the previous ones. Quite a project in all I must say. Don't worry about the faces, they turned out well. For those of us coming into the picture a little late can you briefly tell us how this gig came to be?
by Mike Simpson
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 17841

Re: Newest glass sign

WOW! You guys blow me away. Great job and a great look. Outstanding.
by Mike Simpson
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural number 18 . . . Morrison, IL
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Lincoln Highway mural number 18 . . . Morrison, IL

Another great job!! It's been fun watching these develope. Thanks for posting the pictures.
by Mike Simpson
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: antique shop window
Replies: 16
Views: 5963

Re: antique shop window

Bob...I've got the book. I guess I just to reread (again) and follow the directions. Thanks again for the encouragement.

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: antique shop window
Replies: 16
Views: 5963

Re: antique shop window

Thanks Bob. I appreciate the step by step. I don't have the benefit of using a mask so everything I have attempted has been pounced. Excuse me if it is obvious and I missed it but I am assuming this was surface painted and gilded as opposed to the reverse glass process or no? The dark on the panel l...
by Mike Simpson
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: antique shop window
Replies: 16
Views: 5963

Re: antique shop window

That's really nice Bob. How did you do the layout? With a mask or hand drawn? Is that a blue background behind Antiques and What Not's? I'm new to all of this and trying to pick up what ever I can. Thanks for posting this. Looks really good.
by Mike Simpson
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: tattoo shop window
Replies: 6
Views: 2177

Re: tattoo shop window

Nice job!
by Mike Simpson
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Gold and Glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Old Gold and Glass

Back in the day when these older works were done, did they screen the lettering or was it hand done? Just curious as I'm new to this but really admire the work and assume much of the work done today is screened. Thanks.
by Mike Simpson
Fri May 20, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Work orders
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Work orders

Yea, thanks Mark. So far I've just been showing the customer a sketch and discussing the substrate, make some notes for myself and then do it. So far no problems. I'm a big believer in keeping it all as simple as possible. The framing software I use has the ability to enter various items and they ar...
by Mike Simpson
Fri May 20, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Work orders
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Work orders

I've been getting a few lettering jobs lately and have decided to pursue this on a more professional basis. I have a workorder system for the picture framing business I have but I was curious about what you folks use in the sign trade. Are there any references available with layout examples of work ...
by Mike Simpson
Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Updated Scam
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Updated Scam

I get those too in the framing business. In fact they have been for the same quantity and size as yours was which is wierd. The first time it was a phone call in which the operator said the person calling was using a keyboard which was indicitive of a hearing issue. So she would tell me what the per...
by Mike Simpson
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson, Strong designs?
Replies: 15
Views: 4246

Re: Atkinson, Strong designs?

Apparently not Bob, but I think I'll order one. Looks good but I didn't see any release date. Did you?

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Sanborn Map Covers
Replies: 3
Views: 1703

Re: The Sanborn Map Covers

Beautiful work. Great find. Thanks!!

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pacific Coast Sign Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 2424

Re: Pacific Coast Sign Supply

Very nice!
by Mike Simpson
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blurb Books:
Replies: 9
Views: 2242

Re: Blurb Books:

Great images Mike. You are multitalented.

I ought to see about doing one of these with my paintings.

Thanks.

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Marbling
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Marbling

I'm guessing you mean oil paints? Looks good from here Lars. The XV and border are airbrush?

Mike
by Mike Simpson
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: Another newbie

Thanks Kent. Do you post any upcoming events here?
by Mike Simpson
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 3658

Re: Another newbie

[quote="Kerri Lynn Brownlee"]Mike, you are light years ahead of me already based on that mirror!

Thanks Kerri. It was fun to do and gives me hope. Pretty simple stuff compared to what this bunch does though.