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Profile: Stu and Chris Dobell

We first featured the work of these two well-known Aussie sign painters in our November/December 2009 issue. Take a look at their outstanding... Read More

Faux vintage signs for modern times

Many years ago I was listening to a recording of a motivational speaker who said, “One good idea can revolutionize your business and... Read More

A signpainter’s story: Chicago in the late 1930s

“Sign painting? Well, today it ain’t an occupation, it’s an occupational disease.” —Philip Marcus, Chicago sign painter, 1939 Recently, I happened upon a... Read More

Profile: Scott Martin

Earlier this month, we told readers of the October 2020 passing of Scott Martin, an outstanding sign maker from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Scott... Read More

Creating appealing 3-D signs

How much money do we have to work with? Does it need to be conservative, creative or wild? How willing is the client... Read More

Here’s what double-cab pickup lettering sells for

We recently asked Trade Secrets readers what they would charge to letter the doors on a double-cab pickup like the ones shown here.... Read More

Paint a Christmas window splash!

In many business districts, Christmas window splashes are a big part of the holiday experience. Usually the work of sign artists and freelance... Read More