Last week I helped out my friends Dave and Elyse over at Archive Tattoo to build and put up their new sign. It was a collaborative effort between the three of us which included refinishing some vintage marquee letters and a Japanese wood burning technique called shou sugi ban, which I was unfamiliar with until Dave presented the idea of using it on the sign.
All that wood burning was pretty fun and I was surprised at the amount of different looks you can achieve depending on how much or how little you burn the wood. Even the difference in the appearance of the the wood at different angles and depending how the light hits it can be pretty drastic.
Another fun project completed.