A custom boat name at Performance Cruising in Annapolis, Maryland. The smart cat was drawn by hand, then scanned and vectorized. After a bit of editing, the vectorized images can be reproduced cleanly at any size with a vinyl cutter or large format solvent printer. We use premium vinyl for all of our boat lettering […]
Community entrance sign for Loch Haven, a waterfront community in Edgewater, Maryland. The copy and inline are finished with gold leaf, applied by hand. Designs & Signs has manufactured and installed many gilded community entrance signs in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. This particular sign was sand carved with wood grain, then painted and finished […]
Two matching hand-carved gold leaf signs for Escapade Advertising, designed and installed by Designs & Signs in Edgewater, Maryland. Sign foam was carved by hand to create the sun. The exterior lettering was then sandblasted. The letters were finished with 22 karat gold leaf. The interior suns were also gilded by hand. The larger free […]
Brendon Brandon applies a gold leaf boat name to Bessy, a fine wooden boat designed and manufactured by Mast and Mallet Boatworks in Edgewater, Maryland. First the name and port are applied to the transom with charcoal powder and a pounce pattern. Size is then brushed onto the surface by hand. As the size begins […]
Cedar signs manufactured and installed by Designs & Signs at The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, Maryland. A total of seventeen similar way finding signs were installed at this location. Each sign was constructed with cedar plank. The routed komacel letters were finished with automotive paint and pin-mounted with stainless steel pins. The circular […]
Historical architectural mural in the Baltimore City neighborhood of Fells Point, installed by Designs & Signs. Painted by hand. Please take a moment to review some photos of our custom hand painted murals.