My father was a sign painter for over 50 years before retiring. He did everything from hand letting and hand painted pinstriping on vehicles, gold leaf on windows and sandblasted redwood signs, among hundreds of other styles. I worked for him throughout college and he taught me much about the business. My favorite of all time though, was doing the sandblasted signs.
I stumbled upon a seller at Art Fire yesterday, who does the most incredible sandblasted signs (almost as good as my dads - lol!) and I was taken back to the days fondly remembering when I worked for him.