Personalised wooden signs
Wooden signs I make can be personalised to any design the customer wants. They are always individually made any way so this does not always involve more work - and makes work a bit more interesting for me, knowing that the sign is satisfying somebody’s particular wish.
Thus ‘Lyra’s Room’ sign above (included with her parent’s permission) obviously made her very happy - it is not as yet, included on the website but I will be putting it on soon - probably in the unusual signs category. I expect her brother or sister already had a sign of some kind for their room - anyway it makes carving the job a much more personal affair to imagine these things.
Normally I have the radio on at work and I seem to have two simultaneous consciousnesses - one concentrating on the work and another on the program - but it is more easy to get involved with the job if it has a personalised element.
The other oak sign illustrated here probably had a very interesting genesis but, to be honest, as it was from some time ago I may have remembered this wrongly -
As I’m sure some people know the swoosh is part of the British Airways logo - although like me you may have got it confused with a popular make of sports wear. It is one of those design that when you see it in the right context makes good visual sense but if you see it by itself fails, for most people to do the job the advertising or corporate designers hope for it - to arouse brand loyalty.
the other element in the sign is the number 5 and ¾ which probably has some relation to the platform used by Harry Potter and his friends to get to Hogwarts School.
Platform Nine and Three-Quarters (Platform 9¾) is, in J K Rowling’s book, a platform at King’s Cross Station in London. Magically concealed behind the barrier between Muggle Platform Nine and Platform Ten, this Platform is where Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry students board the Hogwarts Express on 1 September, in order to attend school. In order for someone to get to Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, they must walk directly at the apparently solid metal ticket box dividing Platforms Nine and Ten.There is a guard stationed just outside the entrance, in order to regulate entries and exits from the platform - sadly I don’t think I would have made it onto the platform myself.
Anyway - such things make work more interesting for me and it is nice to know that the signs bring a bit of fun to the recipients too.