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Hand Carved Commercial Signage

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Pracna Pracna On Main:
Exterior signage measuring approximately 24" wide by 48" high for a restaurant in a historic district of Minneapolis, Minnesota that actually had three restaurants in the building. The main floor of the building housed Pracna On Main, while Herman's 1890 was upstairs and a wine bar Grapes was in the basement.

AW Shadows also produced other directional signage for inside the building. A sign at the top of the stairs of the main floor directing customers to Grapes, was a carving of the logo with the inverted "A" as a wine glass that had an inset colored glass lit from behind. All restaurant logos were in existance before this project. AWS was required to reproduce the logos as they were.

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Liquescent Liquescent Fruition:
Self-promotional piece produced for use above a wine cellar, bar or kitchen. Cherry wood panel with rounded letters. The horizontal bar between the words is gold-leafed. The grapes on the bottom are carved and painted using a lost art...encaustic painting.

Encausting painting was coloring with a melted, pigmented wax. In this case, melted crayons were used. When finished, a light application with a torch fuses all the colors and a soft patina results. Available

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Hand carved signage presents a quality that can't be duplicated by any mechanical means. Send me an e-mail with your signage needs and I'll be happy to put together a proposal. Price: Quoted upon request.

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