Painting wall graphics the old school way

By signcraft

Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2022

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If you look at photos of cities and towns from 100 years ago, there are always plenty of signs on the old buildings. Ads for local businesses, soft drinks, home products, tobacco and more all wound up emblazoned on the big brick walls.

Recently, Bob Behounek [Berwyn, Illinois] was asked by a client to create wall graphics for the old brick walls that are inside four of their restaurants—three pizza shops and a taco shop. The pizza shop has been open for 20 years; the taco shop was brand new and scheduled to open this spring. Each of the four projects was roughly the same square footage.

Though the graphics were mostly lettering, they weren’t really “signs.” They were decorative murals painted using traditional methods and were meant to add visual appeal to the old rough brick walls that were inside each restaurant.

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