As long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in speed and color. I remember lettering classmate's Schwinn bicycles in CLASS in 6th grade, long before I ever knew what One-Shot was. When I was 10 years old, I flamed my own plastic race car models, and went to local NHRA drag races at Pomona, Irwindale, and Orange County Int’l Raceway. I picked up an old plastic Badger Air Brush in the early 70's, & painted on everything I could; from canvases, to custom skateboards. I started hand lettering and gold leafing mini-truck club windows because I didn’t know anyone who did that.
A veteran Sign-Painter named Robert “Bobbo” Dunn commented that I could airbrush real good but “couldn’t paint signs worth a damn, and if I wanted to learn something, I ought to get my butt down to his shop!” Well, that led to years of hanging around his shop and eventually in 1991, buying all Bobbo’s equipment and taking over Bobbo’s Arts & Letters when he moved to Colorado and semi-retired.
In the following years, I’ve expanded into the digital realm doing magazine advertising, brochures, business cards and banners... (What used to be custom painted with One-Shot). Some of my work has been featured in national magazines and WON “best appearing car” at NHRA events. My personal Harley-Davidson Road King was awarded House of Kolor “Prestigious Painter 2011”, & featured in Hot Bike Baggers Mag June 2009. In addition, it is also on House of Kolor's Product Page's header. It has also won Best Paint at local shows. I still ABSOLUTELY DIG using color & design whether on a printed page, Pearl Flamed Tow Truck, or Candy Flaked Custom Harley’s. I love what I do, & I think it shows!!
We specialize in 3M Scotchlite® reflective digital graphics for vehicles. We use the latest technology to create graphics and logos with techniques and effects as if they could have been painted. My personal experience with hand painting and airbrushing is invaluable to design lettering that looks “hand done”. I’m proud that my son Jonathan is working with me, together we make an effective team that can provide you with clean, custom & professional lettering and graphics for your commercial vehicles. We can take care of your vehicle lettering needs whether in our Upland, CA facility or on site. We hope to hear from you soon!
WE DO THE PROJECTS OTHER SHOPS CAN’T OR WON’T DO! EVERY JOB WE DO IS CUSTOM.
ARTS & LETTERS SIGNS • 1164 Monte Vista Ave. Suite 1 Upland California 91786 (909) 984-8881