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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.

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Sign painting: painted signs are cost-effective signage!

When you want cost-effective signage, many of our clients have found that our professionally painted signs and painted graphics do the job perfectly.

Consider this: a standard sized sign made with metal or plastic letters can cost thousands of dollars just for materials (not including the additional cost paid out for professional installation). With a large sign (4 foot or taller letters and graphics, for example) that cost multiplies tremendously.

On the other hand – our professionally produced hand painted graphics can cost a fraction of that.

Here are some examples:

Our client University of California Irvine wanted to professionally apply graphics to this water tower which had a deep rib texture (limiting other types of signage). They decided that for this location hand painted graphics would work best for longevity and maintenance. They wanted their mascot on one side, their logo on another side — the mascot is about 30 feet wide, the logo about 30 feet high. Here are some photos of our work there:

Peter the Anteater -- UC Irvine  UCI Graphic from parking lot

The logo project turned out to be a perfect backdrop for the 2017 LA Rams Training Camp held at U.C. Irvine:

Photo of our work at UC Irvine earlier this year -- foreground: LA Rams Training Camp 2017 at the campus

Another client, Parts Authority, discovered the cost-effectiveness of hand-painted signs. We’ve provided painted signs for many of their facilities – that story is at this link. Here is their corporate location:

San Bernardino - front sign

Sonicpool Post Production, a client in Hollywood, California, had a large wall visible to the street a block away. We painted this large, cost-effective sign for them:

SonicPool - wall logo mural

A public service organization in the north county of San Diego area discovered that they could save money with professional painted signs and used Big City to get their signage up and the word out:

North County Lifeline painted wall sign

Not only can signs be professionally painted on rough stucco surfaces (above) but on corrugated metal, brick, etc. — sign painting is your best and most cost-effective choice if you want signage or graphics in a place where textured surfaces or materials put a limit on other options. Here is one school mural project with those kind of surfaces – corrugated metal above, concrete block below – both were not a problem for us to get signage where it needed to be:

Serra High School - Gardena CA

Serra High School - Gardena CA

Many schools, public and private, have found that we can provide them with cost-effective murals, school mascots, and award graphics. Often, walls at their facilities have a texture or simply a size that limit the choices to our professional hand painted signs and graphics. Here are some examples:

Arroyo Vista Wildcats - final Southlands Christian School mural

Tony Tobin Elementary - Temecula,  CA Mural project - Hutchison Middle School - Downey CA

Baseball Shed - completed Claremont wall 1 - gym graphics

Prado View Elementary School

To sum this up: there really is no limit to what we can do for you!

What kind of project do you have in mind? Contact us today!

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

 

Click the business card below to see our school graphics portfolio:

School Graphics

Your GO-TO source for professional sign painting, murals, and graphics since 1981

Los Angeles, San Diego … in fact, Southern California’s sign painter — cost-effective large signage! Providing sign painting and mural painting – hand painted graphics – restaurants, retail – school mascot murals, school and Gold Ribbon Awards… and more.

Your GO-TO source for professional sign painting

Recent work — UC Irvine water tank graphics

Hand painted graphics are very suitable for rough surfaces. That’s one reason why Big City was called on to provide this approx. 28′ x 31′ UCI logo graphic on the northwest side of this 100′ high central plant water tank at UC Irvine in Orange County, CA.

Here, the 125′ lift is ready to go:

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After prepping the surface with steel wool etching and a TSP wash, the paper pattern to transfer the full size design to the surface was applied and painting began.

 

Here you can see the depth of those ribs, and how big the work actually is:

UCI-4-DETAIL

 

Just for fun, I took a few photos from the lift to show how high it is:

 

Aaaaaannnnd… we’re done! Another happy client.

 

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