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In Detroit today, I met Heidi Tullmann , an artist and sign painter. She was at work painting a metal tank for Ryan Doyle’s Gon-KiRin, which means sleeping dragon. I asked Heidi which paint she uses. “I only use one kind,” she said. She held up a can of 1 Shot.

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Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire. I am CEO of Maker Media, the company that produces MAKE, Maker Faire and Maker Shed. I am Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).


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  1. Fred Cousins says:

    I remember my dad (an old school sign painter) buying this stuff by the cases.  Too bad one-stroke lettering is replaced by cut vinyl letting.  One-stoke letting is truly amazing to see in action. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wrote in another post here years ago about seeing an old school sign painter painting the logo art/text on my childhood barber shop window (after vandals had smashed the old glass). Watching him work, with his can of black One-Shot and silver highlighting paint, ancient-looking, but well-kept brushes, and his mahl stick, was like magic to me and I never forgot it. The confidence with which he painted perfectly curved and weighted lines was amazing and beautiful.

  3. 48 Pan says:

    I was really lucky to grow up in the 50′s and 60′s in SoCal. Back in those days there were sign painters and pin stripers everywhere. One-Shot is all any of them used and watching them pull a line was a thing of beauty. But sad to say like so many other crafts it’s a dying art. the computer and vinyl has taken over.

  4. 48 Pan says:

    I was really lucky to grow up in the 50′s and 60′s in SoCal. Back in those days there were sign painters and pin stripers everywhere. One-Shot is all any of them used and watching them pull a line was a thing of beauty. But sad to say like so many other crafts it’s a dying art. the computer and vinyl has taken over.