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:
Here is the track shed, done:
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:
Heiden’s, a food processing company in Anaheim, in Orange County, California got a new building sign this week, branding their new facility. The sign is 7 ft. X 6 ft. dimensional wall sign with 3 in deep foam backing on black acrylic.
This sign was created in several sections with final assembly on site.
The foam backing was laser cut with holes for the studs that were mounted to the wall. The paper template created from the laser-cutting pattern had those holes marked in pen — I just drilled the wall and set the studs in epoxy. The pieces were then installed with silicon for a permanent hold. The sections fit easily and perfectly over the studs, so that everything lined up as one piece.
The logo lent itself to cutting into sections, with the gold lines as the dividing point, so that the visual effect would make it look like one piece. In addition, the lettering and gold lion parts were laser cut using the same pattern and applied over the pieces to add more camouflage to the fact that the logo was actually done in sections.
So, here’s the final result — a great looking building logo, and another happy client.
Recently, we provided signage for this retail location – SoCal Rod & Reel – Bait & Tackle in Temecula CA. The letters are moulded plastic with embedded color, built to last for many years, and a cost-effective choice for signs. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Recently we were asked to provide sign painting / cost-effective hand painted signage for this building’s somewhat challenging surface. Sign painters get used to this kind of thing! The slumpstone brick has variations in depth of 1-1/2″ or more in places, so the challenge was to make the graphics look printed onto the surface. Here are the results: