Vintage Signage turned Wall Art


I found 12 old tin signs that used to hang in grocery and liquor stores to create this patchwork of wall art. Many of them were in sad shape with rust setting in so it didnt feel so bad cutting them up. I just love the graphics and the colors!

Jenny over at Junk Market Style collected 12 rusty, old tin Canada Dry signs, cut them up with a tin snips and then drilled tiny holes into their edges. Using blue tacks, she fastened them to a 3′square board, which she had painted black. The effect is a cool piece of art. Not into rusty old signs? How about cutting up your favorite soft drink (or beer) cans and using them? (Aluminum cans these days can be cut with a scissors.) You can read more about the project by following this link.

Happy 50th Birthday, Peace Sign!

As it turns out, the circular peace sign, one of the most recognizable images of the 20th century, was an intentional design attempting to feature the letters N and DNuclear Disarmament.

Wikipedia states: “This forked symbol was designed for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC) and was adopted as its badge by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
(CND) in Britain, and originally was used by the British nuclear
disarmament movement. Continue Reading