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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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

from the “Back in the Day” department:

Long ago, walldogs traveled from town to town, sign painting kit in the back, maybe trading wall paint graphics work like this for lodging, food, haircuts, and who-knows-what… click photo to see the original upload on Flikr.Walldog work from the past

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