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Artist Profile: Ornamental Conifer.

British artist Nicolai Sclater may be coined a sign painter by trade, but he takes his art further than the customary two-dimensional canvases. Employing sleek typography fonts that ode with retro aesthetics, Sclater, otherwise known as the Ornamental Conifer, toys with various mediums — denim jackets, vintage automotive and garden equipment — as anomalous backdrops to his work. Originally honing his skills as a graphic designer, Sclater left the dependable route for the niche market of sign painting. Clean-cut, formative yet provocative, Sclater goes further to prove his work is credible by getting it inked for life.

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