August 5, 2012

Seal Beach Barber Shop Project

Filed under: Harbour

Several months ago I was getting my hair cut at the Seal Beach Barber Shop that had just changed ownership and had a complete face lift. The new owner, Mike Schafer, is really into cars and is in the final stages of restoring a 1961 Chevrolet Impalla SS convertable with the 409 engine. There were only 142 of these made. Remember the Beach Boys, “She’s real fine, my 409?”

This is what one looks like.

We got to talking and decided that it would be neat if I would make a copy of a 1961 surfboard from my collection and make a surfboard to use as a sign inside of his shop that has the feel of the Impalla.
So I taught myself using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, how to replicate the logos in the rear of the side flair. That was a huge project in itself, but I learned a lot.

And the surfboard was to look like this drawing I did.

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