Airbrushed cartoon and fish, with airbrushed pinstripe effect on The Rodfather.
23K gold leaf with burnished convex effect
Cut vinyl with a digital print from a photo of a fish that John had airbrushed on their previous boat. There is a thin metallic gold outline on Teaser.
Engine-turned 23K gold leaf with a sprayed translucent shadow that lets the woodgrain show through it
John at work on another airbrushed sailfish
Cut vinyl lettering with digital prints from a photo of a fish John airbrushed.
Airbrushed and hand painted graphics for a boat owned by a designer of computer motherboards
Engine-turned 23K gold leaf with a double outline
JT, John’s son, finishes installing a set of quarterboards done with RealGold Large Engine Turn Silver sign vinyl.
Engine-turned 23K gold leaf with an airbrushed fish graphic
Airbrushed lettering done with House of Kolor paints over their base coat used for candy finishes
“This is a nice clean job for a pro golfer,” says John. “I made the silhouette from a photo of him, and he liked that. The lettering is RealGold Burnished 22K gold leaf sign vinyl. I’ve done boats for several pro athletes and celebrities like Jimmy Buffett and Johnny Depp. I never meet the people, of course, but it makes things interesting.”

John Teeto

By SignCraft Magazine

Posted on Saturday, December 29th, 2018

The setup Our shop is in a building that we bought about a year ago. It’s about 1800 ft. and is a beautiful setup. We’re still working on getting it organized the way we want. We have a computer and a cutter, but we outsource our digital printing. That works out well for us.

I’ve always been involved with cars and always seem to have a classic car in the shop. I just bought a 1952 Chevy pickup, and I plan to letter the doors and use it as our shop truck.

Grinding it out I really enjoy my work, and as long as I can do it I’ll be doing it. My father taught me to just grind it out, and I enjoy doing that. I talked to people in other jobs who hate their work, and it‘s a shame to have to live like that. I love what I do.

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