Monday, September 07, 2009

trainscroll

I've always, always, always loved old signage, especially transport related. I keep seeing vintage train/tram/bus scrolls in antiques shops but can never afford them.

Then during a recent visit to Sedonia I noticed they were selling repro ones. And thought maybe I could make my own one. And maybe it could have a cute twist, since it's obviously not original anyway...

DIY trainscroll with a twist trainscroll option 2
two slightly different options

Still a work in progress, but feedback always welcome! I'll print it nice and big on canvas to hang on my wall...

18 comments:

mazspazz said...

mannn...I had that same thought...we must've seen the same one in the same shop on the Kensi strip with those gorgeous faux danish coffee tables and chests of drawers!
I just couldn't work out how to get it printed that big?

p.s. I like the non-justified version...however I do like the via Spotswood

Amy (badskirt) said...

I like the addition of via. I think I prefer the justified look as well but with a bit more variety in font height. Looks great. I've been wanting to get a Bondi one but had the same feeling about making my own!

yardage girl said...

I love a good bit of font. I like the idea of including ink & spindle - there are heaps of these train and tram scrolls around, but customising works and sets you apart. What about not using black as the background?

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

I love the idea. I have seen them it around, but I generally can't afford to splash out on things like this at the moment.

Fer said...

Printed on fabric it would make a great tea towel too!

Amber said...

Ooo I want one! :D

clare's craftroom said...

Oh I love it !

Katrine K said...

What a great idea, I really like what you`ve made here. Signs are fascinating.

Gina said...

Totally fabulous. I think I like the second version best.

maxandsonya said...

What about adding Blackburn

christine said...

i like "via Spotswood"

Elise said...

Hello, lovely post. Really enjoyed reading some of your site - perfect ! Thanks for sharing & lovely to say hi too...

mathea said...

This looks great! - the funny thing is I have been thinking along the same lines and been working on my own version with London UK names :-)

Danielle said...

Hmm, I like the teatowel idea too - much cooler for gifts/souvenirs than one that has a sun, kangaroo and large rock pictured (haha)!

Anna said...

I love it, really great idea, i like the via one too. I've just ordered this tea towel (http://poulierandpoulier.com.au/teatowels_toorak.html) to frame & hang in our home :)

nikkishell said...

Hey could you add nikkishell inbetween seddon and yarraville? ;)

Yvonne said...
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Yvonne said...

I would love to see this (without the I&S stop) for sale in your shop!