Sunday, February 5, 2012

Fancy Tiger Crafts

Fancy Tiger Crafts recently moved into the old Woolworth's building on Broadway, which they carefully restored. They were looking for an "old-time sign guy" to letter their walls, and presented me with a nice layout of text to paint for them. I made a few modifications to their design, and then made paper patterns according to their specifications so I could pounce them onto the walls.

I spent a couple of days down in Denver lettering while they were in the process of setting up their new shop.

Fancy Tiger installed a really neat antique farmer's windmill as a ceiling fan, so we pulled the galvanized grays from that for the colors on the lettering.

I lettered three areas of the store for them: the Yarn department, the Spinning department, and the Fabric department. 

I used a spinning wheel motif for the rovings and spinning area of the shop.

The scrollwork in the fabric area is similar to the styling on the antique Singer sewing machines.

I added some drybrush details to the decorations. I love old-fashioned lettering like this.

To see more of Fancy Tiger's new space, you can read their blog post about their new home.