My studio in the National Transit Building is over 100 years old with lots of oak woodwork and a well-worn door that looks like it should be to the office of a private eye.
Having more or less caught up with my deadlines, I took a little time to finally put my name and studio number on the window. I chose some old typefaces that looked appropriate—from some type catalogues that I have and from internet sources. I created the words on my computer and printed them out big enough to fill the space on the door.
Then I taped the printout to a piece of black Contact paper and cut the letters out with a razor blade. I taped the entire mess to the window and carefully peeled the backing off each letter. I left the printout taped to the window so I could stick the letter back where it’s supposed to be—like a puzzle piece.
Now the door’s ready for some dame to walk through it asking me to find her missing sister…