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Northeast Ohio is full of creative people following their dreams while trying to make a living. From jewelry crafted out of broken street glass to sound equipment engineered for rock stars, see what people are "making" in the community.

Making It: Old Soul Sign Co. hand paints vintage signs with a modern twist

Cleveland resident Alan Giberson was first drawn to hand-painted lettering as a kid. As an adult, he studied the craftsmanship behind the lost art of lettering before opening his own shop on the West Side of Cleveland. [Doug Dearth]
Cleveland resident Alan Giberson was first drawn to hand-painted lettering as a kid. As an adult, he studied the craftsmanship behind the lost art of lettering before opening his own shop on the West Side of Cleveland. [Doug Dearth]

Maker: Alan Giberson, owner and sign painter

Business: Old Soul Sign Co.

Location: Cleveland

Cleveland resident Alan Giberson was first drawn to hand-painted lettering as a kid when he found himself surrounded by graffiti at a local skate park. As an adult, he studied the craftsmanship behind the lost art of lettering before opening his own shop on the West Side of Cleveland. He specializes in hand-painted signage and gold leaf lettering.

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