After working 40 years as a graphic designer, and a lover of history, wood working and folk art, I am now re-creating historic trade and tavern signs from the 18th and 19th centuries. Most signs are based on an historic hotel, tavern or trade from the craftsmen of early America. I say “historic”because I research actual businesses and tradesmen from that era. Of course I use artistic license with each sign, and although some signs are not based on an actual business or trade, I work to use the same principles the early sign makers used . With an extensive background in art, lettering and typography, all my signs are hand painted and hand-lettered. Each sign is unique and hand-crafted, using a combination of paints, oils, and NO stencils.