Combination of Stencil / spray can / pinstripe / wrap
Here is a collection of images of a pinstripe bike tank and fenders I recently did.
Halfway through I upgraded my brush's.
If your into pin-striping give the Kafka brush's a go.
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Two of my best mates from birth have started up their own bricklaying venture
Wyner Brothers Bricklaying
So of course I was chosen to create a logo for them. Not being able to find a font I was happy with, I got out the pencil and started to sketch up some ideas. I really wanted to create something awesome for these boys.
Brick on Wyner Brothers!
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Just gave the Olive Bay Cafe a facelift for there re-opening.
Logo design / manufacture / install / handpainted lettering.
Now operating as a cafe and dessert bar. Dessert sounds good to me.
Theie putting together a website now, and soon will have a app designed for ordering you meals from home...
...eating is getting to easy !!!
Opening within a week.
To work in a great workshop and to produce quality products, you need some pride in your workspace, some funk tunes and a lamp. You cant just call yourself creative and let your customers walk into a dead space. Jazz it up at least a little. Get hands on and get some paint or some chalk out.
I have great pride in what i have built so far, and as time permits and ideas come things will expand. It looks warm and cosy but i assure you, its quiet cold in this workshop at the moment being the middle of winter
Below is a small gallery of images from around the workshop.
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Here's a few shots of the workshop i've built. Best thing about a blank canvas is you can custom things to work efficiently. Efficiency gives the workplace a good vibe.
No obstacles. Doing all the work myself gives me a control over the look of the business in every aspect. No clinical white walls or office feel to this workspace.
So if your wondering about the history behind Signwriting this might give you some insight.
A couple of guys over in America have been gathering with some of the old school Signwriters and got some words and history on film for our pleasure. Now screening around Australia and worth checking out if your nearby any of the stops.
If that just tickled your eye buds, then check out their website www.signpaintermovie.com.au
Seems to have got people into the art behind signs again, there's workshops and galleries popping up showcasing traditional signwriting styles everywhere.
This shows a slight sign of an industry coming full circle, back to its roots.
Signwriting has its roots in typography and hand painted letter dating back to god knows when, I don't think anybody could date when it all began. Vinyl plotters and large format printers have come about the last handful of decades and made Signwriting a more commercial industry plastering prints on everything, billboards, vehicles and entire 40 story apartment walls. Have you walked through an airport lately?
You know what I mean?
But in the small business's people are bringing back that personal touch. People are appreciating the results and its talked about with their customers. Many more comments are made after something is done by hand and brush in store.
A more creative and personal sign is a talking point with your business and its clients. Its something which should be considered to improve the vibe within your store, be it painted or the digital print.
At solid signs you can expect this kind of creativity and traditional approach. We also do the modern day digital, but as you may have just witnessed, there's something organic and alive about having an artists hands work on your walls and it receives a greater appreciation for its effort.
There is a benefit today with having a range of options and it all comes to down to what works best for you and your business.