Hello, my name is Richard Flint and back
when I started lettering in the early 70’s,
all signs were done the “Old School” way, by hand – with paint and brush. That was long ago, well before today’s computer-cut vinyl and digital printing.
I have to admit, I was one of the fortunate one’s who was formally trained by a Master Signwriter who had decades of experience. He spent years teaching me all about the importance of creative design, proper color selection, using the correct typestyle combinations along with creating effective layouts. That in my opinion, is not seen much in today’s quick print vinyl shops.
Time has passed, but I’m happy to say vintage hand lettering is once again making quite a come-back. Especially for old sign restoration projects when vinyl lettering just won’t do!
I currently, on occasion work with a couple other talented sign artists and what sets us apart from today’s competition is the fact that we still employ all those vintage “Old School” methods in most of our work and over the years we have created a fine reputation for unique hand painted signs.