When you get into any sort of craft, I feel like you have to send a pound of your flesh to it and be fully prepared to make sacrifices.
Ken Davis aims to help mom-and-pop shops by contributing his one-of-a-kind hand-crafted signs. Learning his craft the old-fashioned way, Davis spent his time hand-drawing characters for hours each day as an apprentice for New Bohemia Signs in San Francisco. Davis hopes to give local businesses an edge over corporations, with their generic signs in Helvetica font, by crafting unique signs that range in style from psychedelic to Victorian.
Full article originally appeared in Sight and Sound Issue 6.1
Article by Kathryn Hunts
Photography by Scott MacDonald