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Scott Martin
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Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:22 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Proper Introduction

Post by Scott Martin » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:55 am

Good day all

Thought I'd better properly introduce myself before posting any further...

My name is Scott Martin from Puslinch Ontario Canada. I learned and earned the ins and outs of signwriting in the late 70's and 80's, exiting from a business perspective until a couple of years ago when my sons Simon(23) and Matthew(17), became very curious as to why/how their dad knew how to pinstripe and number a bunch of vintage road race motorcycles. I put them through the paces as I knew them, line after line of sweet boring practice :D and in late 2012 started a signwriting company specializing in the "by hand" aspect of sign making.

This forum and the whole premise of the Letterheads is amazing and has made my job that much easier. The unbelievable array of talent and information herein is simply astonishing and inspiring. I look forward to participating, sharing, and learning.

Thank you,
Scott

Joe Morreale
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Re: Proper Introduction

Post by Joe Morreale » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:04 pm

Hi. I also learned the old way in the '70. I painted billboards, shocards, trucks and glass gold.

When computers took over I became a "computer guy" around '92, and put my brushes down.

The past 3 years I have been doing nothing but hand lettering and it gives me great satisfaction. I would work for free just to stay in practice.

It amazes me the lack of recognition of talent we're given by the general public. It hard for them to fathom how much skill it takes to letter a nice one stroke lettering job.

I moved to a small town and I believe that the novelty of hand lettering will be desired. Hopefully I will get a chance to showcase my talents.

Scott Martin
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Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:22 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Proper Introduction

Post by Scott Martin » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:20 am

Agreed Joe. The desire certainly is on the rise. A lot of our customers so far are in there 20's or 30's who grew up in the digital age, with a new and keen interest in old school craftsmanship. Nice to see happening and be a part of. Enjoy and the best of luck.

Scott

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