Gold leaf work on classic fire truck

Southern California Custom Sign Shop - Big City Signs

We provided hand-painted graphics with hand-applied gold leaf on this Santa Fe Springs antique fire truck.

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Sign painting 101 – the classic Speedball method…

Back in the day, one of the methods sign painters used to learn proper technique was to imitate good examples… Here’s how you would brush this style of lettering – from a textbook published by Speedball pens.

LA Trade Tech College – the place to go to learn sign painting…

Back in 1981, I started in the sign trade by learning sign painting, attending the 2 year certificate program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Sign Graphics program. It was and (I think) remains the best low-cost training in this trade anyone can get.

Here are a couple of articles about this great opportunity:

Read the Writing on the Wall: Turning Taggers Into Artists

Sign Painting Workshop in Los Angeles