Andrew Lawrence is the Proprietor of Gentleman Scholar Signs in San Francisco. He started Gentleman Scholar Signs to preserve the art of sign painting. For Andrew, this all started nearly a decade ago after standing in front of a grocery store and realizing that the paper sign in the window was hand lettered. From there it was seeking out books and mentors to guide him along the process. A lot of time spent on a desk with paint, paper and brush in hand. Andrew finds inspiration everywhere and gets a lot of energy from buildings and the color of the City. He also finds a great deal of influence in old out of print sign books, advertising and most importantly his peers. “There are many that have come before me that are models of inspiration. I hope to be that person to one day.” When he’s not painting signs, Andrew can be found crabbing, attending poetry readings, riding his bike, or enjoying sourdough toast with a Black Currant Clearly Kombucha.
Highlights of creating with CK: “Very freeing. They allowed for some free expression and fun. Fun is the key. They’re a fun company and when I say company, I mean the handful of people that make it happen.”
(Andrew hand painted the mural and sign at our office, as well as designed slogans to be used on merch.)