Got to do a little outdoor old school sign painting work at the end of July — this 58′ x 31′ hand painted graphic on a water tank at UC Irvine in Orange County CA.
Gym graphics were the project at hand recently – this time, all four interior walls of this gym at Claremont High School in Los Angeles County, CA. Our design included shadowy wolves staring down this school’s sports competition!
First, photos of the finished product. Then, some progress photos below.
This old gym had existing graphics that were painted around 2007. These photos show how the old graphics began disappearing under new paint:
Next: the focal point, which I ended up calling “Wolf Hill”:
Note the conduits / ducts that were unavoidable. My job is to make them disappear! Painting over these with care to continue the lines of the surrounding graphics requires an enormous amount of extra work to do, but the result is they “disappear” in the final product.
It started, as always, with a design drawing (below). It ended with more than 15 gallons of paint applied with much care to the school gym walls. Everyone was happy to see the final product – another successful gym graphics school pride project!
Big City was recently given the task of designing and hand painting school murals at four locations around the campus of Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, near Los Angeles, in Southern California.
Here is how it went:
First, along with the paper patterns, I usually produce scale printouts at a fairly large size — it’s so much easier to know where things are supposed to go when you’re close to the wall. Sometimes it’s even dangerous to try to step back to see if it looks right!
Then, on to the school. First was this track shed. Here are a couple of progress shots:
Next, the stadium press booth. This was to get painted graphics, then dimensional brushed silver letters installed over the painted portion. The idea was to make a big impression for the school. Here are a couple of progress shots:
The next portion was indoors – fortunately, in 110˚ heat. The wrestling gym on the campus got a mural to commemorate the wrestling program at the school. A couple of progress shots – first, I used computer cut paint mask to cut the time painting the detail in the school logo/shield:
Day 1 completed – it was so hot that power went out to the gym and I had to call it a day:
Here is the wrestling gym, completed:
And here are a couple of photos of the completed project.
Needless to say, everybody loves their newly dressed-up school buildings!