Tag Archives: lettering

Design & Price: Graphics for a 16-ft. trailer

In every issue, SignCraft gives a few sign makers an imaginary project. We ask them to do a sketch of the sign they… Read More

5 steps to more effective truck lettering

When it comes to sign design, vehicles are much more of a challenge since they must be read while they’re moving—and often by… Read More

Letters and the power of contrast

Nothing turns a viewer off like visual monotony. We’re programmed to be interested in variety. In the case of sign design, that means… Read More

What’s it cost to install acrylic letters on this monument sign?

Materials: ½-by-12-in. acrylic letters – $258.34 Shipping of letters – $37.99 Installation pattern – $32.40 Silicone: one tube – $5.98 Two 1/8-in. masonry… Read More

Letter the truck, not just the doors

Surely the most captivating thing about a vehicle wrap is that it turns the whole truck into a sign. But not every small… Read More

Letter the truck — not just the doors

The traditional approach to truck lettering has long been to treat the door as the format. Maybe that’s because for years trucks had… Read More

Patrick Smith of Orange, California

Patrick Smith was first featured in SignCraft in January/February 1985, at the dawn of the computer age. Patrick went on to use the… Read More

John Deaton of Ages Brookside, Kentucky

John Deaton was first featured in the May/June 2000 issue of SignCraft. In 2012, John switched from signs to freelance illustration for a… Read More

Special effects can add a lot to the lettering

Sign makers have long been using special effects to make letters on flat signs more intriguing. Years ago it was common to add… Read More

Profile: Juan Carlos Aguilar

I began painting signs in 1997, but my love for lettering began way before I ever painted a sign. I was introduced to… Read More