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by Mike Jackson
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: United Cigar antique sign...
Replies: 6
Views: 2529

Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Seems odd he's considering trashing it if he can't get $800. The other alternative might be for him to get a tax deduction and donate it to the American Sign Museum.
by Mike Jackson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Once again, THANKS to the Colorado Letterheads
Replies: 12
Views: 4666

Re: Once again, THANKS to the Colorado Letterheads

Hi Tim, Thanks! While we are at it, we should also say Thanks to Danny Baronian. He keeps an eye on all the new member registrations and deletes all the bot registrations. That takes a lot of time! And, let me say thanks to all of the people that come here and post regularly. This is a great group! ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Once again, THANKS to the Colorado Letterheads
Replies: 12
Views: 4666

Once again, THANKS to the Colorado Letterheads

For quite a few years, the Denver chapter of Letterheads has written a check to pay for the maintenance of this forum and http://www.letterheads.com. They did it again this year. Also, thanks to Kent Smith for spearheading the fund raising effort with that group. Thanks again!
by Mike Jackson
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 5683

Re: The Future of Hand Painted lettering with Gold Leaf

Jack, There are a lot of moving parts in this simple question. Many things have changed since the days you might expect to see gold on almost all banks, lawyers, and doctors offices. Just a few factors: 1. Gold is much more expensive lately. 2. Cost of living, including health insurance has gone out...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3046

Re: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?

Andrey, Asphaltum is a very old product and you should be able to find it easily. Asphaltum is a very important medium for printmakers, used to protect areas of a stone or piece of metal as they etch it with the acids. Check any good art supply store. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intaglio_%28printma...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

Robert,
I believe you are inserting the issue of copyrights into this discussion, vs the issue model releases Kelly asked about.

That's an entirely different topic!

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

Erik and all, I was at a seminar somewhere and the instructor was talking about a case he studied. A photographer snapped a candid shot of a man and lady sitting/kissing on a park bench. He didn't get a model release at the time. He opted to forge the model releases for both, then turned them into a...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

Doug, I'd certainly check with a lawyer or two before proceeding too far. I spend a lot of time reading about the issues of models and model releases, not to mention property releases. While most people or places wouldn't care, it only takes one to put you out of business. Good luck either way! Mike...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4979

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

Doug, I made one little test book at the lowest price they offered and had it printed. It looked GREAT! After that, I changed to the larger size and did a more official version and it looked GREAT. I added the For Sale link on their site and created links to the book from my site. People can buy the...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Biker piece
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

Re: Biker piece

GoldRushSign_Jan11.jpg Lee and all, To photograph glass and gold, the main thing to remember is the mirror like reflective quality of both. If you and other junk are in front of the glass, you'll likely get those reflections. It helps to photograph with the aid of a tripod. I shot this image still ...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ronan's vinyl Coat for exterior banner?
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Re: Ronan's vinyl Coat for exterior banner?

Sorry that no one has answered your question. I can't help at all as we have never used it. Good luck with the project.

Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about quils
Replies: 10
Views: 2684

Re: Question about quils

Padma, Welcome to the Hand Lettering Forum, Eventually, you will get the specific answer you need, but there are so many variables in a generic question. To get quick, concise replies, you probably need to be specific. Also, none of the people on this site are paid to sit at the computer to answer q...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No Hand Lettering Today in JH
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

No Hand Lettering Today in JH

Dec4Temp.JPG Here's a screen grab from my computer this morning. It is hard to do much at all outside at this temperature. Hand lettering would be out of the question! Green_Door.jpg On days like this, I think about the Mormon settlers that came to this valley in 1896. They would have had days this...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Transfering calligraphic skills to the brush
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Transfering calligraphic skills to the brush

Hi John, First, welcome to the Hand Lettering Forum! I am sure you will be rewarded with a lot of useful information from a well rounded group of artists and craftsmen. Second, please do us all a favor and go into the User Control Panel and add your last name to your user name (as requested in the r...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: silver leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 3967

Re: silver leaf question

Were the leaves 3.25" x 3.25" or 5" x 5". If the latter, you probably got aluminum leaf instead of silver.

Also, I would suggest trying Paladium or White Gold leaf. It has a warm feel, but looks a lot more like silver. It is less likey to tarnish than silver, too.

Cheers,
Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price of Gold Leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 4799

Re: Price of Gold Leaf

Hi again, For reference, I paid $1014.50 for a pack of 23k patent Italian gold leaf. That price included 2 day shipping and COD charges. The $699 old price also reflected 2 day shipping and COD charges. I bought my leaf from Art Essentials of NY. Peoople have mentioned Wrights of Lymm from England, ...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price of Gold Leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 4799

Price of Gold Leaf

I think I posted something similar to this a while back, but just bought a new pack of gold and thought I'd do it again. The last pack of patent 23 K gold I bought cost me $699.50. That wasn't really that terribly long ago, but I didn't write down the date. The replacement pack cost me $1014.50 last...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast Gold Size
Replies: 19
Views: 7069

Re: Fast Gold Size

Our can of One Shot Gold Size is fairly new. Still works fine for us. I have lots of size here, mainly from Steven Parrish's old supply. And, I haven't tried any of Ron Percell's size. After hearing the recommendations here, I might order a can someday. Going back to the issue of the One Shot drying...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast Gold Size
Replies: 19
Views: 7069

Re: Fast Gold Size

Hi Dan, We have been using One Shot Fast Size for the past few projects. On the plus side, it has a fairly reliable gild time at about 3-4 hours. On the down side, the window to gild is relatively short compared to the LeFranc slow sizes. We liked LeFranc because of the longer window, but we never k...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

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

We'd need a copyright and intellectual property rights lawyer to take this discussion too far. The thread had several spurs or potential directions when it was originally posted and his has lots more now. If Disney did use that castle as inspiration for their castle design, they'd still have the rig...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

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

Hi Dan, I'll dig around and see if I can find the references about posting your own work. It has been about 9 months since I studied the options. They recently changed their user agreement (Middle of November 2012) and I believe they may have added the option for a business option in the interim. I ...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Copyright infringement, "sharing",and the internet
Replies: 8
Views: 2682

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

Dan, Instead of me paraphrasing this guy, I will simply put the link here: Seven deadly myths about Copyrights http://webnet77.com/webstuff/copyright.html I'd suggest that EVERYONE here read the entire page. While it is written about photography, most of it still applies here. As I write this, I am ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 11785

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Hi Samantha, Nice work! Thanks for posting them for all of us to see. I should probably note that this site is made up mainly of sign makers and sign designers. Your posts sound like you are promoting sales of your products to this audience here. That's okay, but I doubt any of your posts here will ...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign blank background paint
Replies: 5
Views: 2626

Re: Sign blank background paint

Rick, For what it is worth, I have never been much of a fan of Rustoleum. It always seemed to have a lot of oily slime and less pigment and binders. I assume that is to try to keep the price down, but this is just an observation. The sign industry sells paint that seems to be better paint than what ...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New fish
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: New fish

Hi Rick,
Thanks for taking the time to get your registration set up with your name. It helps to know who is posting.

Welcome aboard! Feel free to post some of your photos and get involved with some of the other posts already here.

Cheers,
Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England
Replies: 14
Views: 5821

Re: Hi all

New Photos added at the top of the post for Ron Lloyd
by Mike Jackson
Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

Re: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole

Roderick, It often depends on the film crew. I think the extreme vertical slopes are more suited for skiers. The boarders seem to like the boulders and powder and going through the trees. There are plenty of both skiers and boarders here. JH has some of the most extreme slopes in the US, so it draws...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: colouring ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: colouring ideas

https://kuler.adobe.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Kuler

Doug, if you are needing color scheme ideas, check out Adobe Kuler.

Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different way of looking at Jackson Hole
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

A different way of looking at Jackson Hole

This video isn't that much about signage, but shows the creativity of the film maker and editors using a tilt-shift lens.

It also showcases some of the crazies that live and play on the mountain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bFHhASqsMs

Hope you enjoy it!

Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Spray Paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 3672

Gold Spray Paint?

http://vimeo.com/50068471 I was looking around for a brand of metallic gold spray paint for an upcoming project and ran across this video. Valspar says their metallic paint is rated for outdoor use: http://www.valsparpaint.com/en/find-the-right-product/exterior/spray-paint-1/metal.html#/colors Kryl...