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July 10, 2014
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Narrowsburg municipal art


If I may make a suggestion, don’t paint any sign a color that does not exist in the outdoors in April, at this location 12764, until you do research. Three-inch letters are only readable from eight feet away. Put the name in small letters and what the store is in big letters, and leave off the rest of the menu, as there will not be time to read it anyway. (And nobody is “into” what design or color you like, because your hair is blue and you have a stud in your eye-brow.) A business sign has a job to do first, and to look pretty and architecturally correct second. A public sign is a monument, and should look like one. We all have to look at it each day. Use Roman letters; they have dignity and history. One of the less ornate display typefaces, such as Tuscan, are legible, decorative and appropriate to a Victorian town. Look at old pictures.

The old-timers knew how to do a sign.

[Greg Wood, of Luxton Lake, NY manufactured and restored stained and leaded glass windows and made signs for churches in and around New York City for 35 years.]