VintaGoGo is a collaborative effort between Melissa Erwin, a freelance artist and illustrator from the sticks and swamps of Southern Indiana, and Bear Sheeley, a former carpenter and painter born and bred in The Motherland of Henderson, Kentucky. They share a love of getting their hands dirty, getting in over their heads, going on adventures, and travels.
The team specializes in a number of vintage style hand painted and hand lettered signs, from their Art Deco Open Sign to their Midcentury Modern Custom Light Box. They craft each lighted open sign by hand from start to finish and frequently use reclaimed, recycled, and reused materials when available. Every Light Box sign is painted by hand, letting its little imperfections lend character that's lost with the perfection of vinyl. In their free time they also practice their pinstriping and metal leaf work. Sometimes their pinstripe art makes its way on here.
2015 was spent renovating a really ragged out 1971 Aristocrat LoLiner camper and honing their skills with brushes while 2016 saw them finally take off and relocate to Austin, Texas. They live lightweight full time in a tiny house on wheels in one of the best cities in the world!