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by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103
Replies: 18
Views: 4901

Your New Digital Signature/Identity: Web Presence 103

Welcome to the 21st Century and your new Digital Signature/Identity. The QR Code Still hand lettering your name to the bottom of that painted sign? Still handing out business cards, letterheads, and brochures with your name, location, contact, and website address on it? If you answered yes to those ...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101

Tyler, I'm glad it's good stuff. And that you are learning a thing or two on the use of FREE Social Media, so am I. A Website or Command center may or may not be FREE. It depends on were you set it up. Your Website is the mainland, good ole' Terra Firma. The Social Media Sites are just networking is...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Branding Yourself on Social Media: Web Presence 102
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Branding Yourself on Social Media: Web Presence 102

"I'm gonna be a big star and you're gonna stay where you are. I'll have lots of fans and you'll be washing pots and pans." Lyrics to some lesser known country song...maybe you've heard of it.... Or maybe not. For this next installment of Web Presence 102, Larry White has agree to keep an eye on the...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101

Mark, your personal information may have been on the internet long before you got on. You can thank your local, state, and federal government for that. If I want to check out your property value and the taxes you pay on it. I would head on over to your county assessor's office website. From there I ...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Re: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101

Before I start in on Web Presence 102. I want to address some of the issues that a few of you have brought up. 1. I understand that this is a "Hand Lettering" Website. I am very glad it is. I'm not here to change that. Long Live theletterheads.com! But what good is learning a trade if you can't prom...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101
Replies: 13
Views: 3909

Gettin' with the Modern Times: Web Presence 101

For some of us on this site, confusion abounds about the Web 2.0 and what it's all about. So here to help you through the fog and find your place in the scheme of things is what I have been learning since returning to the classroom to learn about "Social Media". First Things First. You need a Comman...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Shop / Print Shop on Parks and Recreation
Replies: 4
Views: 2078

Re: Sign Shop / Print Shop on Parks and Recreation

I had turned on the TV, and then headed straight to the Fridge...when I came back to the TV to change the channel, the plot in the episode you just described was on. I had a good laugh, but then realized that some "quick stick" sign stores are like that. Notice how they didn't show a "real" sign sho...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 241001

Re: Original Dead Men

Since when did this become the hand lettering forum? :P
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Helvetica
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Helvetica

Finally! A Sharpie that writes in Helvetica! Now if I could just find a brush that did a great script.
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 241001

Re: Original Dead Men

OK, one more and then I'm going to bed.

http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/pizza ... bot_friend
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 241001

Re: Original Dead Men

To help you over the hump of lacking creativity, the slump in sales, and past the 60,000 mile marker...I share with you this inspirational video.

http://www.veer.com/ideas/galleries/agency26/
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: PC Malware Alert
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: PC Malware Alert

You gotta stop going to those porn sites Danny. :lol:

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Hand Lettering....
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: The Art of Hand Lettering....

That is way cool !

I got 86 on the Garamond Kern Text Test

I did about 10 tests all were a perfect 100...except for that Garamond Text Test.

I did not see any Helvetica Text, so I'm quite sure my Helvetica Kerning is still better than yours. :wink:

All my love,

Wise Guy
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Hand Lettering....
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: The Art of Hand Lettering....

'fraid not buddy...my Helvetica looks better than yours...'Cause I know how to Kern. :wink:
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Hand Lettering....
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: The Art of Hand Lettering....

Speaking on the art of hand lettering, I found this link.

http://www.archive.org/details/artofletteringsi00boyc

Not sure if it has been posted before on this site...if it has, I'm sorry for re-posting it.

Download the PDF for your "Virtual Library".

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Hand Lettering....
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

The Art of Hand Lettering....

....Meets the Art of Unpacking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDd0qx8Pr9s
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 241001

Re: Original Dead Men

Gee Wiz Larry! (that's the Beav talking)

What's up with the Spring Cleaning?

It's not spring yet ya know.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe
Replies: 4
Views: 1953

Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

And Hows about this one, and the aspiring sign painter at the end. http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=17831 When was the last time you painted a banner? http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=217 And a little Stained Glass to brighten your day with... http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Sounds like a plan Mike, but first you gotta clean up some of those dead links that litter this wonderful site.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's chipping, it's chipping!
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: It's chipping, it's chipping!

Nice, Silver and Black...must be a Raiders Fan. Cue the music... You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas; you've just...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's chipping, it's chipping!
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Re: It's chipping, it's chipping!

More like..."No good chip goes unchipped". Can't wait to see it finished...are you gilding it or silvering it?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Rod, I honestly do not remember typing to you about your research request. Like I said before, I now have more senior moments, so it's quite possible I let our prior conversations lapse. Here's how you can reshape your article for a more accurate account...instead of mentioning R&E as beginning in 1...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Done is better than Perfect?....Just because its a "saying" doesn't mean it's right. That saying is the "Ultimate" (in my opinion) moniker of bastardization. You might be able to live by those words if you get the color slightly wrong on a sign, but paint on the wrong phone number or any other impor...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Here's a link to an article on Gold Leaf Glass Signs...and look who the author is this time. :?

http://www.articlesbase.com/business-ar ... 47873.html
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Roderick, I think I have already posted the correct information on this site a while back. I could be wrong, because I now have more senior moments than non senior moments. There is a search feature on this site, that lets you look up previous posts, do a search on my R&E posts and see if the inform...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Roderick...I don't know what he was referring to when he listed Chicago Sandblasting. Did he really mean what he stated, or was he referring to Western Sand Blast? That's why you need to ask him to show you his source information. So you, we, and us, can decide which one it is. How does he validate ...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Are you sure he is not referring to Western Sand Blast...out of Chicago, when he refers to Chicago Sandblasting? What research notes does he have in regards to Chicago Sandblasting? I don't have any, there might have been a company by that name back then, but if there was, than its news to me. If yo...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Some of the facts referring to Rawson and Evans.

And who is "Chicago Sandblasting"?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 7849

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Looks like Mr. Daniel Francois got some of the facts wrong.

That can happen when you regergitate information written by others that have also not done the proper research.

RMN