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September

Quick layout tip: Give the message room to breathe

September 26th, 2022 by

The code word for this is “negative space.” It refers to the space around each letter, each word, each message group and the… Read More

Download this classic hand-lettered script font for FREE!

September 27th, 2022 by

This great-looking letter style has the look of a classic hand lettered script because that’s exactly what it is. New Zealand sign painter… Read More

Rob Cooper: Sketches and lettering

September 25th, 2022 by

When Rob Cooper left Miami for his native New Zealand (and ultimately to Thailand) around 2000, he had to travel light. One of… Read More

PVC columns make great sign mountings

September 19th, 2022 by

One way to increase the mass and overall visual impression of a sign is to mount it on columns instead of posts. A… Read More

Q&A – When the customer doesn’t buy

September 18th, 2022 by

One of the popular features in SignCraft from years past was called “Reader to Reader.” In the days before the Internet, it was… Read More

Q&A – Mask for sandblasting glass

September 18th, 2022 by

One of the popular features in SignCraft from years past was called “Reader to Reader.” In the days before the Internet, it was… Read More

Put complementary colors to work

September 12th, 2022 by

One of the tools Bob Behounek uses in his great-looking sign designs is the color wheel. It’s essential to a good understanding of… Read More

Doc Guthrie: 1943-2022

September 11th, 2022 by

On Saturday, September 3, Ralph “Doc” Guthrie, sign painter and legendary instructor at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College Sign Graphics program, passed… Read More

Sell a sculpture with the sign

September 5th, 2022 by

3D letters can add a lot to a sign, but a carved graphic or better yet, an actual sculpture, can really make a… Read More

Carson Lev: A return to sign painting roots

September 4th, 2022 by

Carson Lev grew up in the Lakewood/Long Beach area of Southern California—the hotbed of car customizing, custom fiberglass bodies, welding, painting and lettering… Read More

August

Getting the most out of PVC board

August 29th, 2022 by

PVC board is a great material for sign making—for letters, sign panels, cabinets and even monument structures. It’s durable, easy to work with… Read More

Tips & Tricks: Save the type info on the layout

August 28th, 2022 by

When I do a layout, I always break the letters in the layout apart and convert them to curves so that I can… Read More