Traditional burled gold leaf with a handpainted double shadow and a split shade on a van
CNC-carved HDU panel finished with 23K gold leaf and matte auto paints
White gold leaf and hand-painted outline
Traditional burled gold leaf with a hand-painted split shadow and shade
Full wrap with RealGold 22K gold Engine Turn sign vinyl [] on Brewster.
CNC-carved HDU panel finished with gold leaf and automotive pearl metallics on the shark
Traditional gold leaf, hand lettered in reverse, with a matte center, mirror outline, mother of pearl ornaments and a split shadow with a shade
Three shades of metallic green as the base, followed by hand-painted scales. The eyes cover the headlights and were done in reverse and held on with Velcro.
Airbrushed with House of Kolor urethane paint, then clear coated
White gold scrolls with a purple airbrushed tint. “The customer wanted this done in the style of the late Roy Mason, who did outstanding work.”
Digital design for business cards and stickers
Done on glass in reverse using RealGold 22K gold leaf film. The centers are matte RealGold film, and the outline is mirror RealGold film.
Pinstriped with 1 Shot enamel paints
Traditional 23K gold leaf and hand lettering on a restored 1948 Diamond T flatbed truck
Pinstriped with 1 Shot enamel paints
Pinstriped with 1 Shot enamel paints
Pinstriped with 1 Shot enamel paints
Pinstriped with 1 Shot enamel paints
Old school 23K gold leaf scroll work with asphaltum tints
Pinstriped with 1 Shot enamel paints
“We did the flames with yellows, reds and oranges,” says Peter, “then we put 12 coats of Candy Apple Red over it. In the daylight, it looked like you could put your hand in it.”
Peter Blackman

Profile: Peter Blackman

East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

By signcraft

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

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Shop name: Blackman Designs

Shop size: 900 sq. ft.

Staff: 2

Age: 66

Graphics equipment:
Roland VS-540 printer/cutter
Royal Sovereign laminator

Peter Blackman attended Butera School of Art of Boston, Massachusetts, in the early 1970s. It was the beginning of an ongoing 45-year career in the sign industry that includes graphics, hand lettering, pinstriping, airbrush work, gilding and logo designs.

After graduating, he formed a partnership with Graphic Design Associates, where the focus was interior and exterior graphics as well as product design. A few years later, he started Blackman Designs and began doing custom work for Federated Department Stores—Jordan Marsh, Macy’s and Bloomingdales stores— traveling the country.

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