Commercial Signs Washington DC – Halfsmoke

Commercial Signs Washington DC

Beautiful hand-painted lettering at Halfsmoke – a new eatery in Adams Morgan

hand painted lettering

hand painted lettering

hand painted letteringA 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 the lettering to the wall, and then we paint the letters by hand. I believe these letters were about two feet tall. Required one day for two men to complete the lettering. Hand painted signage and gold leaf are making a come back in Washington DC. We enjoy being a part of it.

Hand-Painted Lettering

The pouncing technique was used to complete this project, utilizing a pounce wheel, charcoal outlining, followed by a smooth painting of the letters. We painted both the HalfSmoke lettering on the storefront and the “H” on the street corner. We used coal-black or gold leaf painting to form the company’s name signage. We would then apply any necessary shading to the lettering. Leave it to dry for a little while and the sign comes out perfectly.

About HalfSmoke

Established in 2016, HalfSmoke combines elements of a quick-service restaurant, cafe and gastro pub which results in a unique and complex foodservice design. They also offer a full-service bar and private parties which cater to individual tastes and needs to provide the best experience for their guests.

To find out more about HalfSmoke, please visit the link below.

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