Recent work over on the hand-painted side of Big City. Sign painter and crew was at work November 2017 at Golden Road Brewing in Anaheim CA. Thanks to all involved!
Here’s a little project completed this week – dibond aluminum composite letters at Old River School in Downey, CA (near Los Angeles).
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Recent work over on the hand-painted side of Big City…
In November 2017, the Big City crew painted this building exterior at Golden Road Brewing in Anaheim, Orange County, CA.
As always, the work starts with a plan, a design. The client had provided a fairly complete plan of eye-catching graphics that they wanted to cover pretty much all the exterior wall surfaces of their 250 ft x 150 ft (approx.) building.
Here is a portion of their rendering.
Here is my scale drawing based on their layouts.
Then it was on to making patterns. These are the paper full-size pen-plotter drawings that are perforated using the old Electro-Pounce pen system. Then white or black powder is pushed through the perforations when the paper is held in place on the building. This is how designs are typically transferred full-size to the surface.
The zig-zag lines were marked at their angle-points then connected with a snap-line.
On-site, work began with paint…
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Recent work over on the hand-painted side of Big City!
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…
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