13.4.10

Vintage Subway Roll Sign?

11/29/10
2nd UPDATE:   The shop is set up and just about ready to add the first listings.    Drop by http://www.etsy.com/shop/wordology  for a visit.


5/12/10
UPDATE:  Custom Roll Signs will soon be available to purchase.  Feel free to contact me if you have requests before the store is open.

4/13/10
After yesterdays post, I was happy to hear from other "wordies" so I thought I'd share my recent project.  I've drooled for some time over vintage subway roll signs but couldn't bring myself to spend as much as $1,000 dollars (yes - you heard me right).  True to my frugal self, I decided it was the look I was after and not so much the fact that it was a great piece of history.  Why not make one? 

I was originally going to replicate famous Paris streets but decided to honour my husband who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. 

The completed sign was made for a song which made me giddy.

Cost for design.......time at the computer designing
Cost for printing......fairly reasonable
Cost for ready-to-hang faming......well worth it
Cost to bring a little piece of childhood memories to my husband.......priceless!


Sign measures 4 1/2 feet by 1 1/2 feet.

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11 comments:

Deb said...

wow, it's perfect...you did a great job! i love subway signs!

chair up said...

This is FANTASTIC Marina. You are very resourceful! I bet it makes your husband smile.
I had a hiccup with my emails but they're working again now. Thanks for the "thanks" :o)
Angex

Sarah said...

Love it! And a one of a kind original too!
No wonder it make you both smile!

chair up said...

Hi Marina, just thought I'd let you know, for some reason your most recent post "Test" doesn't want to appear. I seem to be able to access all your other posts though.
Hope you're having a great day.
Angex

Fritz said...

Really nice Marina. Would you be so very nice as to give us a detailed description on how you did it? Thanks

Kendra said...

Marina... love this idea! Looks great!

Hattie said...

Very, very cool! I love it :-)

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful! Sooooo, how would one go about making this?

Leanne said...

Love, love, love the subway sign. Are you taking requests yet? I am very interested!!! Awesome!

Anonymous said...

hello what font you used to roll signs?

Marina at Shabby Whites said...

Leanne, You can order Subway Signs in my store Wordology here http://wordology.etsy.com
I offer personalized custom subway signs http://www.etsy.com/listing/65615476/personalized-custom-subway-sign-bus as well as ready made with cities such as Paris, Toronto, New York City etc.

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