Digital print on window; fonts are from LetterheadFonts. com. “I use 3M 180C Controltac media for all my digital prints,” says Mark.
Digital print on window, font is from LetterheadFonts.com
Sandblasted Precision Board HDU, letters finished with 23K gold
Digital print on 3M 180C Controltac media
Digital print on window
Digital print
Routed, carved Precision Board high density urethane board, with 23K gold leaf on the letters and palladium leaf on the diamond
“I’ve done several EPS foam monuments like these,” says Mark. “They’re easy to do and they look great. I get them from Custom Foam Fabricators. They have quite a few standard models, and you can customize them, too. They did the faux stone base on the Flex-Chem sign...”
“Hope Church already had a brick base, so I mounted the sign on that.”
A few examples of Mark’s fine art in the InArt Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Digital print
Digital print; font is from Havana from LetterheadFonts.com.
Handcrafted HDU cutout elements on aluminum composite material [ACM] panel. Carved shells are finished with 23K gold leaf. The digital illustration was done by Joe Diaz of Diaz Sign Art then printed and mounted on ACM and cut to shape.
Sandblasted and hand carved Precision Board high density urethane board panel; letters finished with 23K gold leaf
Matte black and tan vinyl film
Gemini aluminum letters on routed Precision Board high density urethane board panel
Half-inch acrylic letters for the shop lobby wall, cut by Gemini.
Mark Yearwood

Mark Yearwood

Shawnee, Oklahoma

By SignCraft.com

Posted on Thursday, February 28th, 2019

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Shop name: Yearwood Design Works

Shop size: 1700 sq. ft.

Age: 55

Graphics equipment:
Graphtec and Roland cutters
FlexiSign sign making software
Photoshop
Illustrator

Online:
www.yearwooddesignworks.com
www.markyearwood.com
If you were getting SignCraft thirty years ago, your January/February 1988 issue would have included an article on a young Oklahoman with a busy commercial sign shop. Since then, Mark’s signs and pinstriping have appeared in SignCraft many times. Along with signs, he has also built a reputation for his fine art. He recently finished building a new shop and is busy doing both signs and art.

Mixing fine art and signs: Signs and fine art have always worked well together for me. Right now I’m back to doing more sign work again. I never really quit, but I did slow down quite a bit when I was doing more artwork. The sign shop got put on the back burner but I was still doing logos and a few trucks and signs.


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