Recent school mural project – Gabrielino High School

A hand-painted school mural project recently, over on the sign painting side of Big City Signs. Here is how it went…

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Big City was recently given the task of designing and hand painting school murals at four locations around the campus of Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, near Los Angeles, in Southern California.

Here is how it went:

First, along with the paper patterns, I usually produce scale printouts at a fairly large size — it’s so much easier to know where things are supposed to go when you’re close to the wall. Sometimes it’s even dangerous to try to step back to see if it looks right!

Then, on to the school. First was this track shed. Here are a couple of progress shots:

Track Shed - progress

Track Shed - progress

Here is the track shed, done:
Track Shed - completed

Next, the stadium press booth. This was to get painted graphics, then dimensional brushed silver letters installed over the painted portion. The idea was to make a big impression for the school. Here are a couple of progress shots:
Press Booth - progress    

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Recent work – progress of a school mural

Here’s a school mural project done recently over on the hand painted graphics side of the company. Take a look!

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Big City provided a school mascot mural recently for Hutchinson Middle School in La Mirada, near Los Angeles in southern California. The client wanted their mascot, the hawk, hand painted in a very large graphic, or what we call supergraphics, making a very impactful impression. (I speculated that they thought about using it for discipline – they could threaten to feed unruly children to it, but that’s just my odd way of thinking…)

The project started in the shop – after settling on a design, a photo was traced to create the 12 colors that would be used. That electronic file in vector format could then be drawn out on the plotter to create the paper pattern for transferring the design.

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Mural project - Hutchison Hawks!

Mural project - Hutchison Hawks!

Then it was on to the project location. After preparing the wall and the windows the graphic would be painted over, the base coat was painted.

Mural project - Hutchison Hawks!

Over the next few…

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Recent work: A couple of hand painted projects this week

First, a hand-painted school mascot mural in Rowland Heights, completed this week:Southlands Christian School mural

And here’s another TGI Friday’s “Promise Wall”, hand painted in San Bernardino this week:TGI Fridays San Bernardino

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

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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