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Sad news, read about Bob Stephens (Sign Maniac) in the newest Signcraft

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Kottwitz-Graphics, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    I just got the newest issue of Sign Craft and saw that Bob Stephens ( Sign Maniac) passed away. At only 63, he is too young to go... RIP, Bob, you will be missed.
     
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  2. HDvinyl

    HDvinyl Beyond Most

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    Oh man, horrible news. His talents and shop were 1 of a kind.
     
  3. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Oh my.

    R.I.P. Bob.

    I still remember that Cor-X airplane he built and flew around. He was one of a kind. He'll be missed. I'll miss our phone conversations most of all.
     
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  4. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    RIP Brother Bob
     
  5. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Seemed like a guy who really enjoyed living his life. Condolences to his family & friends.

    wayne k
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  6. Johnny Best

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    I really respected that man. Great talent and one of kind. First of the Coroflyers. He will be missed.
     
  7. The Vector Doctor

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    Such sad news. Rest In Peace
     
  8. WOW...

    RIP
     
  9. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Wow! Bob was indeed one of kind. He shared his knowledge freely and I feel blessed to have gotten to know him through S101 and our phone conversations. I will truly miss him.
    Rest In Peace brother Bob "Sign Maniac" Stephens.:(
     
  10. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Very sad to hear. He was one of the best information contributors Signs 101 has ever had.
     
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  11. FatCat

    FatCat Very Active Member

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    Tragic loss, one of the many on here I respected and admired - wanted and still trying to gain the talent and knowledge he had...
     
  12. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Wow. I'm so sorry to hear that. Bob was so talented and such a unique individual. He did some specialty routing for us, so I had the pleasure of meeting him in person. Definitely a loss to the sign world. RIP Bob
     
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    Wow, that is sad news. Super talented guy. He was one of the designers I admired when I first started out in the business.
     
  14. jimbug72

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    Very sad news indeed.

    RIP Bob.
     
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    brutal
     
  17. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    Thanks for that link David. The best part of that, and I'm cutting and pasting it here:

    "I know I come on a little strong when it comes to pricing sign work, but I've paid a heavy price in these last twenty two years and I refuse to let the customer dictate what my skills are worth. It upsets me to see talented sign artists just getting by when I know they could get so much more for their efforts.

    Bob Stephens"
     
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  18. Billct2

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    Way too young. RIP Bob
     
  19. I read this last night and all I could say was wow.

    It still is a shock this morning.

    I never met him, but I can't think of anyone I've ever read on signs101 that I respected more than him.

    RIP, he will be missed...
     
  20. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    True inspiration, especially when you consider it's been quite a while since he posted any of his work here. But it's nice that he was inspired too. He mentioned Brian - SignasourusRex who was an inspiration to him when he picked up his brushes again, as well as Joe and Dan... RIP Bob, I'm hoping the margaritas are flowing and the tools are sharp - where ever you are...
     
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