Recent work: Hand painted Mission Statement on textured wall

Often, hand painted graphics are the best solution when you want something on a textured surface. This project is a good example of that. Southlands Christian School’s campus in Rowland Heights CA wanted their mission statement reproduced on this wall that is central to campus activity.  It reproduces in typestyle and color what is printed on their business card, a great use of branding. The ol’ sign painter strikes again, and creates another happy client!

Here is the result:


Recent work: Anaheim Packing House vintage sign project

We recently were honored to be part of the team that brought the Anaheim Packing House project to life. These signs were modeled after period signage from the time when the building was first built in 1919, and given an aged appearance to enhance the visitor’s experience.

The building is part of a development in Anaheim, California, that repurposed this citrus packing plant and an adjacent (previous) Packard dealership along with a large park area into a restaurant and entertainment district.

Find out more about the project at this link:

Here are photos of our part of the project:




Finally, someone got a photo of the ol’ sign painter slingin’ paint…
The ol' sign painter has been caught working ...

Sign Painting Project – Beginning to End

This little sign gives a fair understanding of what goes into a wall sign painting project. I took a couple of minutes to document the steps.

By the way, the client, Little Sparrow Cafe, is in Santa Ana, California.

First step: after finalizing a design, we typically create a paper pattern, perforating the lines that have been drawn out on paper with an electric pencil. This tool puts small holes in the paper that allow charcoal (or chalk, on a dark wall) to transfer the design onto the wall.


Custom colors are matched if necessary (here the circle-logo background was a custom color, the lettering black. Then, on site, we set up the ladders and transfer the paper design to the wall with charcoal. Ready to go!


Here you can see the logo background, which has already been brushed in with fast-drying paint. You can also see how the charcoal design remains, to be filled in with paint.


Now, the project is finished. This fine little restaurant gets the understated look they were looking for.


If you’re in the Orange County area, you might want to go visit! You can find them online here:

Here is the final product:


Recent work – hand painted signs – H&M Self Storage in Menifee CA

Recent work – hand painted sign project:

Southern California Custom Sign Shop - Big City Signs

Recently completed a project for this self-storage facility – they had hand-painted signs from many years before. The owner thought it was time to  refresh everything, so when they repainted the building these new painted graphics went in their place. We also got to provide new faces for the lighted sign out front.

Now the facility has a modern, eye catching look. Very happy client, very successful project. Here are photos:

H&M Storage - back wall

H&M front wall #1

H&M Front Wall #3

H&M Pylon faces

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