2018 – make it the year to get your school’s mascot, award, or mural done & done right!
One more hand painted mural project got done recently, at an animal hospital in San Diego, CA. This is the back wall of the hospital which the client wanted to brand. It works well as an attractive visual in the neighborhood, and to tease approaching traffic about what’s in the building. My old sign painting skills got a pleasant place to work on this one, and the client loved it.
Your humble sign painter got a little cost-effective sign painting in today, for Costco Carmel Mountain in the San Diego area. The manager told me their monument sign’s painted letters didn’t match the corporate logo – I can completely understand why it bugged him!
Here is the “before” picture – the “o'” and “s” shapes were wrong in “Costco”, and the “s” was the same odd shape in “wholesale”.
After taking careful dimensions I went back to the shop to prepare. With the proper logo in hand, I created the paper pattern to transfer the design to the monument, to know where to paint – and paint out the malformed letters.
On site, I matched the background color by eye, then painted out the offending letter shapes.
Then, on to painting the client’s correct corporate logo. I also took a moment to refresh all the red, since it’s a color that fades easier than others..
Here is the final result – hand-painted cost-effective signs have created another happy customer!
Often the best way to produce a wall graphic is to hand-paint it. The color is a perfect match to the client’s specification, and it looks just like it was printed directly onto the surface. Here is a little hand painted graphic I did recently in the lunch room area of RAKEN, an app developer in Carlsbad, CA. The client surprised me with a time-lapse video of this sign painter (actually) working, too – see below.
Came across this photo, had to share — UC Irvine did a great job documenting the work I did in summer of 2016. I am seen here, maybe 70 feet in the air, finishing up the work painting Peter the Anteater on the water tower across from Bren Events Center. The original article can be found at this link. Thanks, UC Irvine, for the great photo!
Oh, and here’s the video — I make it look easy. Ha ha…