ABOUT

Studio Zahn is the endeavor of Oregon-based designer, illustrator and photographer Ted Zahn.

I've spent more than 20 years professionally in design and advertising. I’m also a lifelong student of history, travel and pop culture.

Years ago I got a bug for discovering and documenting vintage storefronts and neon signage. I love the visual character and connection to history that they bring to our streets. I’ve had the good fortune to travel America’s backroads and Main Streets with my camera, even publishing a book along the way.

Being a designer and illustrator, I began to draw the storefronts as well, going through a painstaking process of recreating their architectural detail and signage. As the big-boxing and Amazon-ing of American retail marches on, these classics deserve to be elevated and preserved. I donate a portion of the profits of each print to local preservation efforts. I hope my work is able to play a small role in bringing awareness and appreciation for the independent neighborhood icons who've stood the test of time.

Through Studio Zahn, I create original works for sale, as well as partner with select clients for branding and design work.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or special requests.

Cheers!

Ted Zahn