I received a phone call from a Gippsland fella who was nearing the completion of a truck restoration project that he had undertaken. Rod had spent many hours restoring a Ford “Louisville” LTL 9000 and was inquiring about some traditional hand painted lines and scroll work to go on it, “I want the good old fashioned stuff, you know, done with a brush and paint”. This made my smile while we chatted more about what he was after in the way of signage and lettering, colour, design and how he wanted the truck to look once it was all done, a date was pencilled into my work diary and the job was booked it.
The day arrived and so to did the truck arrive right on time at our signshop as promised, it was thoroughly washed down and then parked up for the night to dry so that the next morning I could make a early start. I handpainted the lines and scrolls around the cabin. Scroll work along the tray sides and toolbox were applied and then I handpainted the name onto the drivers door the traditional way using a paint brush. I was very happy with the end result, it was not overdone and the look of the truck was kept within the era of the vehicle. The best part my job is watching the smile on the owner face when they arrive to collect their pride and joy and Rod was certainly very pleased with his Ford 9000.
There are not many signwriters or signshops around that still do this style of handpainted or handbrushed work and yes it is sadly becoming a dying art form but when done right it certainly still looks absolutely brilliant, is very classy and will last for many years.
Call us or drop by our signshop someday if you are needing any signage work done the traditional way, we can help you out with that – Cheers