A student from the Rocky Mountain Lineman School approached me with a new project. Him and his fellow school mates want to paint some lineman graphics on a 40′ x 8.5′ storage container. Sounds like a fun and challenging project. Here’s what I came up with for a design. This project should be going underway as soon as we get some nice weather here in Colorado Springs. Can’t wait!
Ran across this great tutorial about typography. I love how someone can dedicate their entire life to one subject. To see them breakdown the bare essentials of a particular subject matter, to dissect and rebuild. Good stuff
This specific tutorial is a single movie from chapter one of the Doyald Young, Logotype Designer course presented by lynda.com author Doyald Young. Watch more at http://www.lynda.com/Documentaries-tu…
I finished another wall painting for Bingo Burger in downtown Colorado Springs. As you can see I used only the most advanced technological tools for drawing on the circles. A few well measured holes drilled into an old piece of wood I found and a state of the art 2H pencil. Add a little masking tape and sharp x-acto knife and bam, you have some well rounded circles ready for paint.
1. Masking: Mask off area with painters tape (make sure to use your dads Visa or Mastercard to press a nice seal so the paint doesn’t bleed through).
2. Seal the tape: Apply a very thin coat of paint around edges where masking tape was applied. This helps to create a good seal so that paint does not get underneath the tape.
3. Base coat: If the wall is not already white, I always apply two coats of white paint. Doing so makes the colors pop.
4. Background color: I apply 3-4 coats just to make sure the background is vibrant.
5. Masking circles: I used a long piece of wood with a holes drilled on the ends. The other end of the wood has a screw in it which is screwed into the center of the wall. Draw the circles, mask off the area with tape, redraw the circles over the tape and cut out the areas with an x-acto knife.
6. All graphics are projected and drawn on with a 2H pencil.