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Brian's signs have a vintage yet original feel

Sign makers have been around for years. These creations that adorn almost every establishment can often be a work of art and sadly, can often go unnoticed thanks to our busy lives. So, we decided to take the time to look up and discovered just how beautiful signs can be.

Brian Barto is a designer and sign-maker that works under the guise of Whiskey and Chocolate (opens in new tab). We stumbled across his page and instantly fell in love with his traditional yet original sign creations. He has crafted pieces for the likes of shops, bars and restaurants as well as commissioned signs for friends and family.

We love that the signs have a vintage feel and evoke the sense of the traditional craftsmanship, whilst still providing relevant inspiration for today's creative industry. So, take our advice and look up once in a while - you might just find the inspiration you were looking for.

sign: souvenir

sign: frosty

sign: blue sky

sign: live nude

sign: motor scooter

You can see more of Brian's work over on the Whiskey and Chocolate (opens in new tab) website. You can also visit his Etsy store (opens in new tab)!

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