Foundry owner Rodney Vicik began his career as a sign painter back in 1980. Back then truck lettering, boat lettering and storefronts were all done by hand with brushes and paint. During those early years, Rodney began buying books on alphabets and lettering design. His extensive collection would eventually grow to include many rare lettering books dating back to the 1800s. It is this collection that continues to provide inspiration for the retro logos and type styles that have characterized his designs.
The name Red Rocket Signs was chosen for his business because it conjured up images of a by-gone era where space travel was still a dream and hand lettering was a much sought after craft. Today Rodney divides his time between hand crafting signs, pinstriping guitars and motorcycles and designing vintage style display type for signs and graphics.