golden west signs

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Golden West Sign Arts spent the day painting window signs at Standard & Strange in the Temescal Alley, Oakland. 

They sell men’s wear and accessories that are all made in the USA & they’re great guys too! Swing by their store sometime!

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Derek & I have just returned from Garberville, Ca where we painted the shopfront for Sequoia Wellness and Apothecary. The shop owner provided the artwork (her logo) which features the awesome Redwood Moth. We painted her front door with the logo, a simple address on her transom window and simple window valences to border the additional windows.  

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The nice folks at Bernal Cutlery in San Francisco asked us to do these classic gold leaf window signs for them at their new shop on Guerrero St.

Good, Old Fashioned simplicity is what we love! 

Check them out for your knife sharpening & purchasing needs: http://bernalcutlery.com

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These are a few progress shots of a window we just completed in Monterey, Calif. for Iron Crown Tattoo. 23 karat gold leaf, two-tone gilded & lettering enamel. This sign measures 5 feet in width! 

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Derek, Duncan and our pal Timothy Maddox (the fellow that snapped these photos) painted this great wall sign for Maximart Pharmacy in Palo Alto, Ca. C

Designed by GWSA to fit the era and design of the building and expertly lettered on a less-than-smooth surface! 

Great job, guys! Another classic sign out the door! 

Happy New Year from Derek and Tina of Golden West Signs!!!  Hopefully this is the first of many posts to come this year!  We decided to use this blog as an outlet to highlight some things we think are great…historic towns, beautiful storefronts, pictures from our travels throughout the west, old signs, old sign painters and other craftspeople…you get the idea.  Occasionally we might show something we’re doing at the shop but for the most part it will be a mixed bag of vintage aesthetic goodies!  We hope you enjoy it!

Happy New Year!

Derek & Tina