I'm looking detail my safe's front door. The safe is painted black (very nicely done, btw, automotive-type finish) but its rather plain. I'm looking to do either gold leaf lettering or better yet, water decals. I cannot find any source for these. As far as lettering goes, I'm not striving for authenticity, so I'd probably do something like " Wells Fargo & Co." or the like. I'm open to any suggstions/opinions/ideas. Thanks!! Norm
Wells Fargo is not going to be allowing their nifty old logo to be commercially produced for sale to be decal/ed onto things.
I don't think. I can't imagine that happening. I think you would have to 'con' [=convince somehow] a decal maker to copyright infringe based on some picture you find of the WF logo.
I once almost convinced a Tshirt maker to make a nifty Tshirt with Escher's writing hands as a small pic on the left chest and a big one of his Another World pic on the back. But right in the middle of the 'project' the shirt maker discovered that the pics I had provided were copyrighted, so the deal got killed.
I hadta' make it my own self as an iron on -- not quite as durable as the one I was going to have made. I luv Tshirts.
Hi Mike, Hmm I didn't even give that a tought, but you're right...a lot of these huge companies wouldn't let you even write it on with a crayon! It doesn't have to be a W-F logo, though...that was just the most common one that I had in mind. Norm
Look to your phone book for sign makers or sign painters. You want to find some old timer that can do gold leaf and or pin stripping.
I have seen these done and it looks like a million bucks, but the cost is not that bad. Rather than to re-do the safe with a safe companies name, have the sign guy incorporate your name or the name of your business. You can also have a little fun with this. Let's say that your name was Wilson. You could have the sign guy paint up the safe to say something like "Wilson's Saloon and Brothel est. 1849 Placerville Calif." or such other fun stuff.
because of the balance of its colors, shades, textures, and general 'Escher-ness', and I wanted a cropped and 'modified' version of this one little on the left chest
modified to be more 'black and white' and less shades and more contrast, and then I put M.C. Escher's signature under that one.
Naturally that was totally non-compliant with copyright laws, so you wouldn't want to wear it around someplace where a copyright stickler would turn you in to the World of Escher people, who also sell Tshirts.
The last time I went to an Escher exhibit there were Tshirts for sale, and I bought one, but they didn't have one just like I liked.
I like for the small pic to be on one side of the chest and the big pic to be on the back. The Escher dudes don't do it like that, and they didn't have exactly what I wanted
They put the big pic on the front. Not my 'style'. As a Tshirt afficionado, the business about where the big pic goes is a subject of much contention, just like what kind of beer is best and a few other important issues.