Step-by-step: Traditional airbrushed lettering
Brian Schofield does a dragster the old school way
Posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
Jersey-style truck lettering, with its gradient blends, custom-designed lettering and chrome effects, has much of its roots in race car lettering and rock-and-roll album covers. One of its founding fathers is Glen Weisgerber [SignCraft, November/December 1985], who inspired many young sign painters in the Northeast—and across the country—during the ’70s and ’80s.
One of those young sign painters was Brian Schofield of Bridgewater, New Jersey. Brian was first featured in SignCraft’s July/August 1990 issue and has been several times since. When he did a pair of panels using traditional skills for a dragster recently, he documented the steps to share.
“I basically learned by dissecting and studying his technique,” says Brian. “It was so impressive to me and it drove me to push myself. I sort of took his approach apart and put my own twist on it. I’m a bit more of a perfectionist than Glen, so I probably spend a little more time on the details than I should.