Big City’s fresh new website – check it out!

Since 1981 – I’ve been a sign painter and graphic artist creating hand painted graphics, custom signs, and school murals, school awards and more in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

Big City Signs | Graphics is moving into a fresh, new, informative, modern, and pretty nice looking website. Please come on over and take a look! 

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Recent work – Los Cerritos Middle School stairwell hand painted mural

Recent hand-painted school mural project at Los Cerritos Middle School in Thousand Oaks, CA (near Los Angeles). It’s impact is undeniable!

First, detail photos are shown below.  It was so hard to show the whole thing in one photo that I merged the detail photos into one in Photoshop, in the last photo.

Los Cerritos Middle School - stairwell mural, left ribbon Los Cerritos Middle School - stairwell mural, center

Los Cerritos Middle School - stairwell mural, right ribbon

Los Cerritos Middle School - overall photo


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Gold Ribbon Schools: Big City Signs is your school award sign expert

GoldRibbonSchool-FIXEDlogoIt’s Gold Ribbon School award season here in Southern California again! Big City Signs is your school award sign expert. Click here to contact us for a successful Gold Ribbon Award sign project.

Why? Here’s why:


First, Big City Signs is a licensed, insured CA contractor – lic. # 936391

Next, you’re covered because Big City is a DIR registered contractor — # 1000038153. According to California SB 854, any project or vendor that is paid with public funds is subject to prevailing wage requirements and vendors are required to be DIR registered.

Third, since 1981, I’ve had the opportunity to help many schools with murals and award signs – throughout Southern California, from San Diego to Los Angeles and just about everywhere in between. Click this link to see samples. A couple of photos of recent work on awards and murals are included below.

How do you begin the process of getting your own Gold Ribbon Award sign? Contact me today.

Thanks! – Paul Borne – Owner

Old River Gold Ribbon School

Murrieta Mesa High School - AVID

Mural project - Hutchison Middle School - Downey CA

 

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Recent school mural project – Claremont High School

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.

Claremont wall 1 - gym graphics

 

Claremont wall 2 - gym graphics

 

Claremont wall 3 - gym graphics

 

Claremont wall 4 - gym graphics

This old gym had existing graphics that were painted around 2007. These photos show how the old graphics began disappearing under new paint:

Beginning paintout of the old graphics -- side walls

 

Side Partial

 

Next: the focal point, which I ended up calling “Wolf Hill”:

 

Wolf Hill - Beginning

 

Wolf Hill - Progress shot
Wolf Hill Partial

 

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.

 

Wolf Hill - Pipe conduit detail

 

Pipes, ducts, and conduits

 

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!

 

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