Reanimator Coffee / Paint on Brick

Traditionally hand painted signage for Reanimator Coffee Roasters at the forks in Fishtown. Awesome company. Awesome dudes. Awesome coffee. Awesome tee shirts. 

Enamel on Brick

Enamel on Brick

Chelsea Market NYC Blade Signs

Back in the early spring, we at Working Class Creative undertook  a huge project for The Lobster Place in the Chelsea Market, along with their new restaurant Cull & Pistol. Pop in and you can definetly pick out a ton of our traditionally hand painted signage and lettering! All of the design work was done by the good folks at Tank Design.

Cull & Pistol Blade Sign, hand crafted and traditionally hand painted then distressed to give it character and age! Custom metal brackets by Iron Man Bill. 

Cull & Pistol Blade Sign, hand crafted and traditionally hand painted then distressed to give it character and age! Custom metal brackets by Iron Man Bill. 

The Lobster Place Blade Sign, hand crafted and traditionally hand painted to give it character and age then wrapped in steel with custom bracket by Iron Man Bill.

The Lobster Place Blade Sign, hand crafted and traditionally hand painted to give it character and age then wrapped in steel with custom bracket by Iron Man Bill.

Sonny's Steaks

A few months ago I took part in a colaborative project with Sedso Design. I traditionall hand painted all 4 storefront windows, the front door, a sign on the facade, and hanging sign. The superb design work by Sedso, and expertise lettering by WCc. Sonny's now sticks out like a beautiful sore thumb at 3rd and Market Sts. 

Sonny's Steaks; hand crafted and traditionally hand painted hanging sign. 

Sonny's Steaks; hand crafted and traditionally hand painted hanging sign. 

4 Traditionally hand painted storefront windows, and facade sign. 

4 Traditionally hand painted storefront windows, and facade sign. 

WCc/MeatAmerica

Dominic Episcopo contacted us last week for some more sho-cards for his "Meat America" book. He needed the show cards for a festival down in Fredericksburg, Maryland. Try and spy the many of cards by WCc. 

"Meat America" showcards. 

"Meat America" showcards. 

Captured Tattoo/Package

Today was one of those days when you get a piece in the mail and your stoked. I got a nice package from Dan Smith of Captured Tattoo in Tustin, CA. The package consisted of a bunch of high grade prints on some top notch watercolor stock. A Captured Tattoo tee and some stickers! If youve read the daily news previously then you know that a few months back, we at WCc did some hand painted signage for Dan. Check out Dan at blog.dansmithtattoo.com and see our signs in the background pretty often!  

Dan,  thanks for the awesome package!

Things in the package from world renowned tattooer Dan Smith. 

Things in the package from world renowned tattooer Dan Smith. 

Back of Captured Tattoo tee. 

Back of Captured Tattoo tee. 

Sign Writers/ Phsh Tank Video

The fellas at Sedso shot a video for WCc based around the Sign Writers exhibition back a few months ago.  Please give it a look and feel free to contact us for any commissions or projects! 

Jon Contino/Warranted Superior

We at Working Class Creative were commissioned to do a few things by friend and first class designer Jon Contino. One piece was absolutely destroyed by the USPS,  and is still in the works but another is hanging in Jon's studio! Take a look!

Photo of our "Warranted Superior" 5' vintage hand saw hanging in Jon Contino's studio

Photo of our "Warranted Superior" 5' vintage hand saw hanging in Jon Contino's studio

Jon Contio's studio with our "Warranted Superior" vintage handsaw hanging. 

Jon Contio's studio with our "Warranted Superior" vintage handsaw hanging. 

The Diving Horse/Bike Sign

The boys from The Diving Horse in Avalon, NJ had me whip up a sign for their delivery bike. This was a small project but fun. Whats more fun than painting a horse ready to hit the ocean.  

Delivery Bike Sign for The Diving Horse, Avalon NJ. 

Delivery Bike Sign for The Diving Horse, Avalon NJ. 

WE/DS/WCc

Tonight, a few friends sent me some screenshots of this Wes Eisold / Dan Smith photo, taken in front of the Morrissey sign WCc painted for Captured Tattoo. Now my heart is full.

Wes/Dan in front of WCc's "Now my heart is full" sign, painted for Dan's new tattoo studio, Captured.

Wes/Dan in front of WCc's "Now my heart is full" sign, painted for Dan's new tattoo studio, Captured.

Cull & Pistol/Zagat

Working Class Creative's ghost sign featured in the main photo for Cull & Pistol's review on Zagat.com

"Lobster Place" ghost sign in Cull & Pistol, Chelsea Market - NYC

"Lobster Place" ghost sign in Cull & Pistol, Chelsea Market - NYC

Pub & Kitchen/Sign Writing

Earlier in the year, Working Class Creative did some gold leaf work on Dan Clark's Fitler Dining Room at 22nd and Spruce. Recently, we had the opportunity to do some traditional hand painted lettering at his acclaimed 20th and Lombard location,Pub & Kitchen. We hand painted a classic hand with the finger pointing down the steps to the WC (Water Closets). Then lettered some signage on the bathroom doors. Our vision was to keep it as clean and traditional as possible. 

Directional signage detail.
Hand painted directional signage at Pub & Kitchen

Hand painted directional signage at Pub & Kitchen

Hand painted directional signage at Pub & Kitchen

Hand painted directional signage at Pub & Kitchen

Roseland Ballroom/Bacardi Rebels

On Monday, we at Working Class Creative tackled a pretty serious job in a minimal amount of time. We were hired to paint 14 logos on the 74' x 4' backbar mirror at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. The event was the Rolling Stone Magazine presents Bacardi Rebels. It was quite the show. Thousands of people attended to see the live music acts Fitz and the Tantrums as well as Macklemore, who headlined the concert. The night had many stars in attendence including Jaime Foxx and Knicks legend John Starks, among many others.

Please excuse the photos, shooting a proper image on a mirror is difficult, nonetheless in terrible lighting.

Roseland Ballroom, 52nd St., NYC. Bacardi Rebels event.

Roseland Ballroom, 52nd St., NYC. Bacardi Rebels event.

Hand Painted Daiquiri type treatment.

Hand Painted Daiquiri type treatment.

Hand Painted Bacardi Logo and lettered drink recipe.

Hand Painted Bacardi Logo and lettered drink recipe.

Hand painted Cuba Libre type treatment, Bacardi & Coke painting, and lettered drink recipe.

Hand painted Cuba Libre type treatment, Bacardi & Coke painting, and lettered drink recipe.

Hand painted Vivamos type treatment

Hand painted Vivamos type treatment

Mojito painting

Mojito painting

Old time Roseland Ballroom guest checks I found behind the bar refridgerator

Old time Roseland Ballroom guest checks I found behind the bar refridgerator

Bob's Diner/Ghost Sign

A few weeks ago, Archer Design Group in Wilmington, Delaware approached me about sprucing up their office space with some paint. They commissioned me to paint their bathroom doors, a mural, and a ghost sign on their beautiful reclaimed barn boards. To say that they're was some pressure would be an understatement. Archer's office space is 2 floors of impecable design, complete with a kitchen modeled after a 50's style diner, reclaimed barn board walls, excellent furniture, and a classic looking pool table. We painted a Bob's Diner (The name of Archer's Diner space) ghost sign on the floor above the Diner, pointing on down. We painted it to look as if its been there for 70+ years and was transported along with the wood into the design studios space. 

Bob's Diner ghost sign, in the Archer Design Studio's Wilmington, Delaware offices.

Bob's Diner ghost sign, in the Archer Design Studio's Wilmington, Delaware offices.

Bob's Diner ghost sign, detail shot.

Bob's Diner ghost sign, detail shot.

Working Class Creative / Captured Tattoo

Recently, I had the opportunity to do a few pieces for tatooer Dan Smith. Dan has just opened his own tattoo studio in Tustin, CA and through a mutual friend we linked and Dan had me create 3 pieces for his new shop. A Morrissey piece "Now My Heart is Full".  A Suede inspired piece, "Because We're Young" and a Madness inspired piece "One Step Beyond".

Dan is a world renowned tattoo artist,  and it is quite the honor to have 3 of my pieces hanging in his shop. If you happen to be in the area, swing by and get tattooed. 


One Step Beyond signage for Dan Smith's Captured Tattoo Studio in Tustin, CA.

One Step Beyond signage for Dan Smith's Captured Tattoo Studio in Tustin, CA.

Because We're Young signage for Dan Smith's Captured Tattoo Studio in Tustin, CA.

Because We're Young signage for Dan Smith's Captured Tattoo Studio in Tustin, CA.