There is an unexplainable enjoyment that comes from the pastime of collecting. Whether it is pursuit of the antique itself, the personal stories behind it, its historical significance, rarity, or the workmanship that went into making it.
Wanting to display and admire the rarest and most beautiful Pre-War American advertising that I could afford and after spending a lifetime pursuing objects of interest, you realize that obtaining the finest known examples is exceeding difficult. Often they sell for the highest prices, making it brutal on your wallet. It also requires luck and good timing, which unfortunately I have always lacked.
With worldwide demand for original advertising far outpacing supply, it can be very difficult and unaffordable for the average and beginning collector to build a collection. Not satisfied with waiting a lifetime to build my collection my curiosity about how these objects, which were so stunningly crafted, led me on a quest to exhaustively research and document everything I could about the original manufacturers and how they were made.
As a designer by trade who is heavily involved in a variety of different manufacturing processes, I became a bit obsessed and made a few signs to prominently display in my own collection. Much to my pleasant surprise, other collectors began to take notice of the quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail, and literally wanted to buy them off my shelf.
Having the desire to revive this lost art form, I applied my passion for these signs as a way to express my creative skills as a designer through the power of imagination of what could be possible to create new, one-of-a-kind works of advertising art that honor the past.
Maintaining the high standards and exceptional craftsmanship that makes vintage original advertising so appreciated and enduring is a daily ambition that drives me. My aim is to preserve the traditional advertising and sign making skills and techniques that were employed in the glory days when everything was made by the hand of artisans. My original design concepts are conceived in this same spirit to be period authentic to the times in which they may have been made, had they existed.
My commitment to customers is to offer the most authentic historically accurate limited-editions to honor the past through the highest standards of workmanship and quality without compromises or short-cuts.