See our video montage http://www.throwersigns.co.uk/movie.html
It is always interesting to work on historic items such as the motorbike sidecar box and horse drawn milk float shown on my last blog and to work on classic vehicles or to recreate items from film or TV. Many years ago now I hand lettered a “Trotter” style 3 wheeler working from bits of paused video to check accuracy and for some large store windows recreated an impression of the Beverley Hills signs (using a still shot from Beverley Hills Cop), I do not believe any of these photos still exist. This Christmas it was nice to be able to take inspiration from one of the classic films to help to create a window display for our friends at Jason Charles Jewellery in Sunninghill
We took the original movie title
And drew in the additional characters required to make suitable wording for Christmas.
The first version included a “Trivial Pursuit” style of script for some of the main text, but the simpler Cable font (reminiscent of Monopoly) gave greater clarity. The bottom edge was contour cut to give greater depth and a sense of fun to the panel. The panels were surface mounted, whereas the contour cut “Wonderful Christmas” display was internally suspended by the customers.
You can see my design used on the website:-