Master of His Craft

Go behind the scenes with famed Austin sign artist as he tackles his biggest project ever

Behind the scenes: Austin sign artist tackles his biggest project ever

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“I get to change the way my hometown looks. Who really gets to say that?” With hundreds of hand-crafted, repurposed vintage signs, artist Evan Voyles has permanently left his mark on the streets of Austin. Now he’s tackling one of his biggest challenges to date — a 50-foot-tall replica of a 1952 Fender Telecaster. His personal artistry is on full display as he creates a new iconic masterpiece.

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Uncommon Objects
Evan Voyles is the artist behind many of Austin's iconic signs, including Uncommon Objects. Uncommon Objects/Facebook