Born and raised in Tauranga, I studied fine art in Auckland and London. As a teenager I had an interest in sign writing but I was told my handwriting was not good enough! Then computers took over all elements of design and production and I had no interest in that. After moving back to Tauranga in 2013 I discovered the documentary "Sign Painters" and saw hand crafted lettering was alive and well in the USA and UK. I'm sure there are people here who share the interest in vintage crafts and want to see something made by a person, not a robot.