Sunday, October 05, 2008

Signwriting

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, I've been away to attend a funeral in Devon and then off to the Fens to visit a pumping station (of which more in a later post), and our PC has been refusing to connect to the net. It seems to work just now, but for how long, I don't know. Anyway, there's lots to tell you so I'll start with this.

Were seriously contemplating a total paint job on Herbies cabin sides sometime before next summer, and I'm busy looking at paint schemes I like, and also signwriting styles. If you look closely at a lot of signwriting you notice it doesn't have to be perfect to look good. Take, for example this boat currently for sale at our yard.


And then look closer.
Definately done freehand in a very simple way and although the edges are wobbly it looks fine from normal viewing distance.

Something way beyond my capabilities is this great boat we sometimes see in London. The design is a close copy of this 1968 Small Faces album sleeve. I love it. Just look at the back doors

1 comment:

VallyP said...

I love the Small Faces boat! And you're right. Perfection isn't necessary. In fact it doesn't look right!