Vintage Railroad Signs and Art

I painted this Vintage Railroad Sign for Knowlwood’s Restaurant in Fullerton, located at the Santa Fe Train Station on Harbor Blvd. That was around 1985 or so. There were several Vintage Railroad  Signs inside the restaurant including a hand painted banner I did featuring a locomotive and the Knowlwood’s logo. […] Read more »

Vintage Barn Painting

This is a vintage barn painting that I did under the tutelage of R. Bradford Johnson, renowned western artist. Roger and I were good became good friends when i started in the sign business in Whittier, Calif. in 1972. I would trade signs for painting lessons and i spent several […] Read more »

Antique Safe Restoration

Mike found me through a Google search for Antique Safe Restoration. It was nice to know that my website was working. I went to Mike’s house to look at the antique safe and it was in pretty bad shape, but the old style lettering and the illustration were intact. I […] Read more »

Sign Making and the Art of the Web

My old sign making website

My name is Patrick Smith and I’ve been engaged in Sign Making for 40 years. I just received a note in my email account from David, reminding me to make a post to launch my new website that he designed. I know that once I post the first ‘blog’ I […] Read more »

Vehicle Graphics RJ Electric

This is one of many hand lettered trucks done for RJ Electric

Vehicle graphics is a term in today’s parlance that describes what we as sign painters used to refer to as truck lettering. This would also include pin stripping and any air brushed murals or illustration work done on vehicles. I would also include motorcycles in this category of work. RJ […] Read more »