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Watch “Vintage” Signs Get Made in This Portland Shop

From painting to stenciling to distressing, watch a sign come to life in this little video from the shop

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From coffee shops to cute boutiques, vintage signs are trendy—a great way to say “we’re going for an old-timey-yet-cultured feel.” But there aren’t a ton of actually vintage signs that survive. So, this company in Portland makes them. Welcome to the Nutmegger Workshop.

From painting to stenciling to distressing, watch a sign come to life in this little video from the shop. And then wait for it to show up on an episode of Portlandia.

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Rose Eveleth is a writer for Smart News and a producer/designer/ science writer/ animator based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Story Collider, TED-Ed and OnEarth.

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