The Art of Show Card Writing

Below is an interesting page from The Art of Show Card Writing published back in 1919. “Showcards” were what they called temporary signs made from cardstock that were displayed in store front windows. (So it’s essentially a sign painting book.) It depicts an artist at work on a sign using and airbrush and a foot pump compressor. The text offers some technique advice that is still relevant today. (Well, minus the foot pump.) You can find the whole ebook version for free on Google Books.

Page 66 of The Art of Show Card Writing by Lawrence J. Strong and Charles J. Strong which was originally published by The Detroit School of Lettering back in 1919.


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