tried to get a photo of a guy repainting the leinenkugel factory yesterday but it was with a crappy cell phone camera. had no idea it was a hand painted sign because the building itself is made out of panels so i just figured it was printed panels...made me happy to see.
you can kind of see the lil guy in the cherry picker
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totally new to screen printing posters but my experience in letters stems from my days with graffiti so if it's any help take your standard hand writing and write whatever words you're tinkering with. Once you have your hand style out, maybe make a few copies, then begin tracing over your letters increasing/decreasing thickness, adding embellishments, etc. etc. Of course this technique won't always work but if you're trying to find some style or mix there of, this would be a good start. good luck.
I used to work for a sign company in CT and we did all the signage for the Harboryard baseball stadium (triple A but gorgeous none the less). We subcontracted a shop to do the outfield advertisements and they used our warehouse. These guys were awesome. They projected the art onto the 8'X16'+ canvases and just went at them with huge house paint brushes. Up close they were rough as hell but put a whole ball field between you and the art and they looked great.
good thread, I need to do more hand drawn lettering.
Is Kate Kamikaze dead? I haven't seen her on here in months.
She's definitely not dead as her band Gin Panic are still gigging all the time. They are good and have very long songs.
Some really good stuff in here (sorry to necrobump the thread!). I'm a relative n00b at the whole hand-drawn thing; I love the look and am trying to get better! Will scan some stuff from my sketchbook when I get two minutes...
Cool site. Thanks Mark!