Hand made teak quarterboards designed and manufacture for Mallard, a luxury cruising yacht. The boards are designed on the computer and then a pattern is created with our xy pen plotter. Our carver uses the patterns to lay out the boards before he begins carving. After carving the letters are sanded and varnished multiple times. […]
Gold Leaf Boat Lettering for Audrey, A hand rendered 23 karat custom gold leaf boat name designed by the owner and hand-rendered on site by Brendon Brandon of Designs & Signs. This beautiful classic yacht is docked in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. First a hand made pounce pattern is used to apply the sketch to the […]
Community entrance sign for Mariners Cove, a waterfront community is West Annapolis. The letters are brushed aluminum pin mounted into cedar planks. The posts are treated marine pilings wrapped with decorative ropes and protected with copper caps. CLICK HERE to see more photos of our community entrance signs. Please contact us for a quote!
Architectural Gilding at The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Designs & Signs applied traditional gold leaf to carved monument letters. These photos show both phases of a typical surface gilding project. First size is applied to the surface that is to be gilded. When the size begins to set the gold leaf is […]
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 […]
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.
Carved lettering in granite at The World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. Kevin handles all of our sandblasting projects. He has more than thirty years of carving experience.. Designs & Signs has carved and gilded various monuments and memorials in Washington, DC and the surrounding area. This photo illustrates the sandblasting process. A compressor is […]
Thank you Bond Street Wharf! We love painting murals and if I’m not mistaken this is the largest hand painted mural in North America. We had a few good friends assisting us on this project. Brendon Brandon, Kevin Nick and Albert Churm, along with Billy Picket, completed the entire mural in about two weeks. Somehow […]
Beautiful hand painted lettering at Halfsmoke – a new eatery in Adams Morgan A little lettering goes a long way… A new eatery in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. We lettered the first floor facade on the front and sides of the building. First we use a pounce pattern to apply a charcoal outline of […]
Brushed metal letters with komacel returns. The returns are sprayed with silver krylon paint. This makes the letters appear to be made from solid plate metal. This is what we would call a faux metal letter. To the untrained eye it looks like the real thing but it cost less. We use a paper pounce […]
Exterior Logo – A Custom Rockfish A custom exterior logo designed by hand. The custom rockfish shape is routed from one inch white komacel (pvc). The rockfish is printed on premium vinyl and applied to the komacel. Then a coating of matte clear is applied to the graphic to protect it from ultraviolet light. The […]
Electric back-lit sign in Crofton, Maryland. Repairs and maintenance for storm damage. We replaced broken faces, ballast and bulbs. We manufacture new Lexan custom shape faces with translucent burgundy vinyl.