My first gold leaf sign in progress #tbt. …I learned how to do gold leaf signage from Ron Percell who I am forever indebted to for starting me off on the right footing. One of the hardest, frustrating and most rewarding crafts learn, but I couldn’t be happier with the jobs I’ve received, the friends I’ve met and having a mentor to help me a long the way. Find what you love and do it. #goldleaf
These are four reverse glass signs that are reproductions from a Rawson & Evans.catalogue that was printed in 1896. The two on the left are sand blasted, glue chipped and gilded with 23 and 18 karat gold leaf respectively. The two on the right are mica acid embossed. 23 karat and 12 karat white gold leaf was used.
Always open to offers for reproduction pieces on glass or otherwise.
Got a nice little edition to my sign kit. Accurate Sign pricing is almost as much of an art as sign painting. Every sign painter our maker should own one of these, but remember that the prices should vary based market, overhead, experience etc
Just finished up hand lettering this chalkboard which be trimmed with stained wood. Should be a pretty classy menu once it’s fully finished. Always liked combining sign painting with chalk lettering to have a decent solution to menu changes.
I’ll be in Chicago from September 1 until the 8th. Friends and strangers feel free too drop me a line.
Close up of a sign I did a week ago. Hand lettered on stucco. Looks as crispy close up as out does from 15 feet below.
A few little institutional signs made a little less institutional for fig and thistle here in San Francisco. Hand lettering 1/4 inch tall letters isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Dime and quarter for reference.
Finished up this sign painting job for Pop Physique here in partially sunny San Francisco. Felt good to stand on a rickety ladder and hand letter helvetica on stucco.