In the short color film “US troops in Normandy 1944-45”, an original French enamel plate appears for only a few seconds, and its location is unknown. While it remains a mystery where the recording was made, it is believed to have been late in June or July 1944 because no American troops were within 18 km of Caen before then. What makes this sign unique is that it features a collection of 9 different fonts, a characteristic of French waywardness.
For VinSign, this obscure yet fascinating piece served as the perfect inspiration for an accurate reproduction. By replicating the sign, we were able to preserve a piece of history that would otherwise be lost.
Our team carefully crafted the reproduction using pine wood and applied many authentic paints and resin layers. The most challenging part of the project was accurately reproducing the 9 different fonts by hand, which we were able to achieve with great success.
Our reproduction of this hazy film stop serves as a testament to our commitment to preserving the past through careful attention to detail and craftsmanship. We take pride in our ability to replicate the essence of historical pieces, such as this French enamel plate, and make them accessible to a wider audience. With VinSign, you can be sure that your custom-made signs will be crafted with the same level of dedication and attention to detail as our historical reproductions.