Vintage Soda Sign

November 14th, 2016 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Great old sign, but it needed a little something.
What it needed was a cool background. Plus, I was dying to paint those frosty looking letters. 
The completed background.
BEFORE
AFTER
Love those frosty letters.
Great old sign, but it needed a little something.

Great old sign, but it needed a little something.

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2016)

I enhanced this cool 1950's metal soda sign by building a plywood background to mount it on. The icicle fonts are replicated from the graphics found on old ice cube vending machines. The background was hand painted and distressed. 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - JunkArchitect (copyright 2016)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, metal, wood, industrial, , junk architect, soda, sign, jim healy

Comments (5)

gadgetsponge writes: Masterful job on upgrading the sign with period-styled frame. Posted: 5:40 am on November 24th
suewhitney writes: Cool beans, Jimbo! Posted: 7:27 am on November 20th
MakinItHappen writes: Fantastic enhancement! Excellent work, as usual. Posted: 4:34 pm on November 18th
G writes: Signs always tell a story. They're our key to the past. They unlock the doors and give us the answers to how our families and people we see in photos lived their everyday lives. They tell us what they drank...where they went...what to think, where they lived..what they ate and what they bought. Think about it. Words. Words teach us a lot and they let us remember. And I'm glad there's people like you around that care enough to keep the artistry alive. We can't give up. Posted: 11:07 am on November 15th
georgiamoon writes: Well who doesn't love a frosty font? I know I do. You have enhanced so many old signs without ever once taking away from the integrity of the piece. They always look like the whole piece is vintage...super cool.

Georgia Posted: 9:50 pm on November 14th
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