Author Archives: Bob Behounek

Bob Behounek has spent over 40 years as a sign artist and pinstriper in the Chicago, Illinois, area.

Design Clinic: New design for a truck fleet

Long-established companies are some of the more difficult clients to get to make changes in their outward appearance. You’ve heard the adage, “If… Read More

Design Clinic: Revamping the pet salon sign

Getting a call to step in and “spruce up a fading sign” can be a daunting task to say the least. How many… Read More

Design Clinic: Take a break and have some fun

Ever since I was in grade school, my interests seemed to center around color and design. I am a visual type of person,… Read More

Design Clinic: Restaurant window signs

Much of my work in recent years centered around fascias and vehicle graphics, but it wasn’t always that way. In my early days,… Read More

Design Clinic: 4-by-12-ft. fascia sign for a salon

When the phone rings with prospective work, most of us are interested to help in any way possible. That’s the nature of the… Read More

Race car graphics at 1/25th scale

Way back before video games totally engulfed the younger generation, an innocent world existed where kids made things by hand to play with… Read More

Design Clinic: Sandblasted entry sign makeover

There was a time when it seemed that everyone wanted a sandblasted redwood or cedar sign. They are warm, strong, and the sandblasted… Read More

Design Clinic: A few recent projects

Once upon a time, when hand-crafted things were the rule and not the exception, craftspeople seemed to understand what it was going to… Read More

Design Clinic: 4×8 for an art gallery

The best laid plans sometimes do not work out well when art and artists are involved. One group specializes in one type of… Read More

Design Clinic: Banner makeover

How many banners do we see strung up between two posts these days? They seem to be everywhere. Crumpled, leaning to one side… Read More

Design Clinic: Cargo van

Cargo van graphics always seem to catch my eye. They give you a big canvas to work with, and plenty of room to… Read More

Design Clinic: A-frame sign

When you’re driving around town each day, you can’t help seeing the good signs as well as the not-so-good ones. Here’s one that… Read More

Design Clinic: Truck lettering

When someone pulls up to the shop in a stark white truck, looking to upgrade the image of the business he just purchased,… Read More

Design Clinic: 4-by-8 sign for a pet hospital

It’s not very often these days that a client walks into the shop, looking for a repaint on an existing sign. That’s what… Read More

Design Clinic: Sale banner

What happens when a client decides to take matters into his own hands and places signage out to promote a certain type of… Read More

Design Clinic: New look for a pizza shop

When it comes to business, things change every day. Circumstances send owners from one interest to another. Let’s say that was the case… Read More

Design Clinic: Sign faces for an auto repair shop

Tenant signs on directories can be a challenge, no doubt. Often there is a lot of visual competition on a directory, and clutter… Read More

Design Clinic: Freestanding sign for a nursery

I was heading to the store the other day when I spotted a very plain, uninteresting sign. Normally I zip right by signage… Read More

Design Clinic: Illuminated sign for a vet clinic

Sign layouts like this example seem to become more common with each passing day. What scenario could have led to this small animal hospital sign? With… Read More

Design Clinic: Box van graphics

I know what you are thinking. But, no—I did not make this one up. This is as real as it gets, from a… Read More