just a little signage

I was recently contacted by the City of Santa Cruz to make some signs for the upcoming annual Woodies on the Wharf event. I love making signs like this: simple & clear. If you’re in town in a few weeks, come check them out!

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Railway Romance signs

I reconnected with my old friends at Michael Daigian Design to do some signs for an upcoming wedding. The theme is “Railway Romance” and I really got to play with the Art Deco-style of the invitations. The signs included everything from reproducing the full menu (YUM!) to directional signs for guests to the big welcome sign. I love doing a batch of signs like this, where I can play with a color scheme and theme across a number of pieces.

more brush-lettering

 

I took a brush-lettering class at New Bohemia Sign Company here in San Francisco. This is the fruit of my labors. It’s not perfect but it is practice and I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out. Now I just need to figure out a place to put it in my house.

brush-lettering

 

Last week, I started a class on brush-lettering at New Bohemia Sign Co. here in SF. Learning from the pros is a humbling experience and a good reminder that I need to practice more if I’m going to get any better. So here are some shots of the practice and some signs I did for a regular client a few months back. I’ve got a lot to learn.

did you know I make signs too?

It’s true! I do menus, signs, trailers… any surface that needs lettering or embellishing, I can paint it! My clients include the Sandwich Spot in both the Marina District of San Francisco and also in San Carlos, the Bus Stop Bar in San Francisco, and Cinderella Bakery in San Francisco.

I love putting both my handwriting and design skills to work on these projects. I am so grateful that there are still businesses that value hand-made communications! Here’s some examples of what I’ve done. The menu boards are typically chalk board that I write on with water-soluble chalk markers. The paint is always what the pros use: One-Shot!