Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
In high school, Tom Bowen found a job in a department store. Before long, he worked his way into the display department, doing the window signs on a small press and using transfer lettering. He was fascinated by lettering, and the woman who designed the newspaper ads shared what she knew about the use of lettering and type. At the time, the company was expanding into the malls going up around Chicago, so there was plenty of display work to do.
When the boss sent him to pick up a delivery truck that had been lettered at a sign shop, he found himself intrigued by the sign shop and amazed as he watched the sign painter. “His name was Wayne Majeri,” Tom says. “He did terrific work and he’s retired now. I have a few of his old signs in my shop. They’re beautiful.”