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This sample sign shows how John Cox, owner of Thoroughgraphics in Lexington, “ages” a hand-painted sign to make it look old. At left is a fresh, hand-painted letter, which is roughed up with sandpaper, varnish and other treatments to make it look progressively older and more worn. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com



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