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by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 252979

Re: Original Dead Men...

Now you listen out your good ear....ya hear? Like the man says in the trailer..."I ain't going to the coast". It no secret here that our band of gilders and long riders all be east of the Mighty Mississippi...and we don't cross that muddy water for just a anyone...especially those rebels on the west...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 252979

Re: Original Dead Men...

...if in's there is a next time...this har movie should be a showin' down at that there picture show down in Machine...I's reckon.

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi210632985/

Just some friendly advice from us scare crows har in the Midwest

Saddle Baum
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Design Critique
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

Re: Design Critique

After looking at this design a few times, I feel that the shape of the blue panel is wrong for the shape of the structure. Its panel is too vertical. Try using a shape that is more horizontal. As Cam stated, the contrast between the structure and the lettering is too similar. Try keeping the Letteri...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold leaf on satin black paint...
Replies: 15
Views: 3977

Re: Gold leaf on satin black paint...

Must be a New Trend in Painted Vehicles. 8)
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gerald Whittaker Signs
Replies: 33
Views: 9139

Re: Gerald Whittaker Signs

If it wasn't for you Dave...I'd have no lofty goals to aspire to.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restoration Work
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: Restoration Work

Ya know Dave, I like to look at the glass sign pictures you post...I like to look at the background reflections of what you have in the shop even more.

You should post some pics of the inside of your shop. That way I can tell you what I want for Christmas.


RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restoration Work
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: Restoration Work

I dont think its mica...I think it was sponged on asphaltum.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: H.H.Day and signcraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: H.H.Day and signcraft

Here is the Scan of the Sepia Picture that is on the back. Its a pic of the front of the Collins and McGinness Sign Shop. Due to byte size limitations with the uploaded pictures to this site, its fuzzy at best. So you cant read all the signs that are in the picture. You might see the ghoust image of...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: H.H.Day and signcraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: H.H.Day and signcraft

I uploaded a Black and White version of the card, when I should have uploaded the original color version instead :oops:

So to make up for my mistake...here is the original color version.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: H.H.Day and signcraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: H.H.Day and signcraft

Here is the print side of the Collins and McGinness business card.

I will try to post the other side next.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: H.H.Day and signcraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: H.H.Day and signcraft

That was not a good posting of the photo.

Heres another stab at it.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: H.H.Day and signcraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: H.H.Day and signcraft

Here is a photo of the contents pages from "The American Sign Writer".

If this does not post good, I will do a re-posting of this photo.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: H.H.Day and signcraft
Replies: 11
Views: 2182

Re: H.H.Day and signcraft

I had the pleasure of locating the book "The American SignWriter", that Mr. Brooke had co-authored back in 1877 with Mr. Collins. The book consists of 20 blank pages with an actual sepia tone picture adhered to each page. 20 pages, 20 photos. The book is located in the Library of Congress, in Washin...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu May 28, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Funny Signs
Replies: 0
Views: 1118

Funny Signs

Here is a link to some YouTube videos for funny signs.

After the video ends another one starts. So enjoy the shows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aerxDqVz ... L&index=15

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue May 26, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: spun gold
Replies: 10
Views: 2199

Re: spun gold

R.O.G.

Reverse On Glass

And yes, you can spin gold on the reverse side of glass.

Use clear oil size, let it tack up, apply gold, and spin it.

I use slow clear oil size.

I suppose you could use clear quick size..not sure though.


R.M.N.
by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 10, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank Atkinson Books
Replies: 12
Views: 3212

Re: Frank Atkinson Books

And checkout this link....

http://www.choosebooks.com/displayBookD ... 176&ref=bf


I think you need a sign book search guide.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 10, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank Atkinson Books
Replies: 12
Views: 3212

Re: Frank Atkinson Books

And don't forget, if you have the original...you are gonna need this one also.

http://www.amazon.com/Atkinson-Reproduc ... 094409404X

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 10, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank Atkinson Books
Replies: 12
Views: 3212

Re: Frank Atkinson Books

by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 10, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank Atkinson Books
Replies: 12
Views: 3212

Re: Frank Atkinson Books

Heres a listing for The Scene Painting Book.

http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDet ... 1174470791

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu May 07, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What does one use a syrup fig for?
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: What does one use a syrup fig for?

Saw this on a website for fading wall signs.

http://www.frankjump.com
syrup of figs.jpg
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RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue May 05, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old Sign Companies
Replies: 10
Views: 2939

Re: Old Sign Companies

So Joe...are you a living decendant of G.R.?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 03, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pabst Beer Mirror Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Pabst Beer Mirror Restoration

Dave, I would be interested. I would just need to see a picture.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri May 01, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: chipping question
Replies: 22
Views: 4381

Re: chipping question

Dave, are those Bulbs High Output or Standard Ouput?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: more sales pieces...
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: more sales pieces...

It looks great, good chip, nice gild, good blending....can't wait to see the finished piece!

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank H. Atkinson 1915 Sign Painting Manual
Replies: 6
Views: 2633

Re: Frank H. Atkinson 1915 Sign Painting Manual

Frank would be proud of you for buying his book at the price you paid...however, you may end up paying more to have it rebound in a conservationist manner than if you had bought one in better condition. My advice is to just enjoy the contents and not worry about having it rebound. If you keep lookin...
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Printing on Glass

You never have to worry about washing away your black outlines again. As the ceramic based ink is bonded to the glass via the annealing process. You would not even have to own this machine, just email them a file, tell them what type and size the glass is to be used, print it, anneal it, and finally...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing on Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Printing on Glass

by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Link Update
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Link Update

Yo Mike, hows about a little spring cleaning on this site.

You're not still snowed in are ya?

If so, post one of your "looking out my front window" pictures.

:wink:

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Link Update
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Link Update

Just a thought, but I think some of the links on this sites Home Page need updating.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue for Smalt/blasting material.
Replies: 14
Views: 4190

Re: Glue for Smalt/blasting material.

Eric, There is a Nazdar Location in England I use the Flock Adhesive Listed below, its thick, it comes in colors, its eazy to use, it intermixes, and it holds! PX SERIES PERMA-FLEX FLOCK ADHESIVE SCREEN INK TECHNICAL DATA SHEET © 1994, 2006 Page 1 of 3 Rev. 2.00 PX Series is formulated as a pigmente...