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Southern California Custom Sign Shop - Big City Signs

Sign painting skills got Big City Signs onto the radar of this Orange County, CA, based surf and beach wear company. They have been around since the 1960’s providing great products for their loyal customers.

The 60’s was the look and feel they chose, logically, for their event vehicle. It started out life as a delivery truck, but was purchased recently as a great way to get their name, products, and samples out to beachside events.

In the 1960’s, signs were hand-painted. So, rather than have the almost too-perfect computer generated look to the graphics on the truck they contacted Big City Signs to paint graphics onto it. Here are some notes about the project.

First up: the design gets simplified into outline form so it can be drawn out on the computer plotter. That technology has been a huge improvement over the way things were done in the 60’s…

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