Mike Chamberlin - Mark Kramer
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Mark Kramer
Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
Mark Kramer
Mark Kramer
Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
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Mike Chamberlin
Mike Chamberlin
Mark Kramer
Mike Chamberlin

Stripes and graphics in a small market

By SignCraft Magazine

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2017

For Mike Chamberlin and Mark Kramer, hand lettering led to an interest in pinstriping— as it has for many sign painters. If you can handle a brush to make letters, the idea of decorating vehicles with striping and graphics is a natural move. Making the shift from the tight, disciplined world of lettering to the loose, spontaneous world of striping can be a lot of fun.

Mike’s shop, Vital Signs, is in Verona, Wisconsin, which has a population of about 11,000. Verona is a suburb of Madison, which has a population of about 250,000, and the shop serves part of that market as well.

Airbrush work “Pinstriping is fun and I really enjoy doing it,” says Mike. “You’re working with a brush and playing with designs and colors. I like airbrush work, too. It’s a nice change of pace from building signs and doing trucks.”


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