Professional sign painter Mack Benek puts the finishing touches on the windows of an Edmonds building undergoing a transformation. The owner wanted the building to look good while it was empty. Benek, 72, has hand-lettered many signs on windows and businesses in Edmonds and Seattle. (Bob Sears)

Professional sign painter Mack Benek puts the finishing touches on the windows of an Edmonds building undergoing a transformation. The owner wanted the building to look good while it was empty. Benek, 72, has hand-lettered many signs on windows and businesses in Edmonds and Seattle. (Bob Sears)

Lost art or just old school? A sign-painting star in Edmonds

Whether it’s boat names or frolicking pancakes, artist Mack Benek has done it all in 50 years.

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