Here’s a sign I painted for an alumni show at an alma mater of mine, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, in Lancaster, inspired by a) a photo-book of painted Buenos Aires port trucks, shown me by Gaston, one of the students at last month’s brush lettering class, and b) sitting alone by a campfire a few weeks back, debating whether or not to douse the fire and crawl into my sleeping bag.
The slightly bluer toned photo in this gif is the actual sign I did (working quickly, trying to imagine how little a Buenos Aires truck painter would get paid for this—that’s my excuse!), and the warmer toned photo is the one I can’t help wishing I’d painted, every time I look at the sign, with the “this” better centered between the “want” and the “fire”…  Ergh!

Here’s a sign I painted for an alumni show at an alma mater of mine, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, in Lancaster, inspired by a) a photo-book of painted Buenos Aires port trucks, shown me by Gaston, one of the students at last month’s brush lettering class, and b) sitting alone by a campfire a few weeks back, debating whether or not to douse the fire and crawl into my sleeping bag.

The slightly bluer toned photo in this gif is the actual sign I did (working quickly, trying to imagine how little a Buenos Aires truck painter would get paid for this—that’s my excuse!), and the warmer toned photo is the one I can’t help wishing I’d painted, every time I look at the sign, with the “this” better centered between the “want” and the “fire”…  Ergh!

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