Scottie MacBean Sign at the Back Entrance of Store


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Scottie MacBean Sign at the Back Entrance of Store is a picture, with genre photograph and signs (notices). Its dimensions are 4 in. x 6 in..

It was created on Saturday, April 29, 2000.

This photograph is of the round sign that was displayed at the gate to the back entrance of Scottie MacBean, a coffee shop which was located at 660 High Street. The sign displays the Scottish terrier and coffee cup logo for the shop, as well as the words "Scottie MacBean Coffee Roastery & Bakery." In 2007, the business changed owners to become Mean Bean, and as of 2022 is the site of Jet's Pizza.

The sign was designed by artist and signmaker William (bc) (Bill) Collins. Born in Columbus, Ohio, bc attended Columbus College of Art and Design when it was still a small art school, majoring in Fine Art. After serving in the Army in Europe, he became a sign artist for businesses throughout the Columbus area, starting his sole ownership sign business in 1978. Over nearly three decades, he created some of the most iconic advertising art in central Ohio.

Before the advent of computers and the use of vinyl, bc designed, created and sold his signs marketing his work through word of mouth. He cut letters with a router, made and pounced patterns, projected designs on a variety of objects then finished the job by painting and installing the sign.

bc created signs for numerous Worthington-area businesses, including Angels on High, Scottie MacBean, Pig Iron BBQ (now Iron Grill Barbeque and Brew), P.K. O'Ryan's, The Old Bag of Nails Pub, Celtic Corner, Magic Cruises & Tours and M.S. Abbott Jewelers.

In addition to his sign art, bc was an accomplished muralist, sculptor and painter of portraits, landscapes and other work, which were exhibited in galleries throughout central Ohio. In April 2022, bc’s 1992, 25-foot mural of the Columbus skyline became part of the permanent collection at The Ohio Arts Council.

bc said about his painting: "I love the aesthetics of all styles of art, but using oil, I favor creating atmospheric qualities in my realistic to abstract paintings. I enjoy completing oil pastels from my travels. The mesmerizing full moon is important in my life; I often portray it in my paintings."

bc and his family lived in Worthington for 22 years.

It covers the topics restaurants, food and drink, signs and business.

It features the person William (bc) (Bill) Collins, 1943-2020.

It features the organization Scottie MacBean.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

The original is in a private collection.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Memory identification code is wcd0412.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on November 16, 2022. It was last updated December 2, 2022.