My buddy Joey from philadelphiawoodcraftco.com sent me this photo of Anthony Green from Circa Survive in front of a gigantic railroad crossing symbol with a U and X for Phila's most incredible music venue Union Transfer.
Traditionally hand painted signage for Reanimator Coffee Roasters at the forks in Fishtown. Awesome company. Awesome dudes. Awesome coffee. Awesome tee shirts.
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.
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.
A few years ago Brixton Mfg. Co. commissioned Working Class Creative to do some hand pained signage as well as a handful of lettering designs. This is the first to be printed, they titled it the "Garver". Now head on over to Brixton.com, buy a tee, and a hat. Support a rad brand, owned and operated by rad dudes!
Over the past weeks, we at WCc have been doing a pretty serious window job. 4 -8' x 4' windows, covered in beatuiful lettering, a hanging sign, front sign, door, and address. The whole project was designed by JohnKaneSmith.com - John's the man, a awesome designer, Pennsy dutch, and lover of Hex Signs. Stay tuned for more full photos of the project.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Friend and photographer extraordinaire Dominic Episcopo commissioned us at Working Class Creative to design a flyer and pricelist for his new book "Meat America". Dominic's take on the U.S. of A. and legendary icons with pieces of meat is quite the collection of amazing photography, design, and butchery.
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.
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.
We at Working Class Creative were featured on foobooz.com, painting new signage at Little Nonna's restaurant in downtown Phila.
Last year, we ventured on up to the big apple to tackle quite the job. We were hired to paint a 74' x 16' octopus mural on the ceiling of Crave Fishbar. Besides the mural, we littered the Midtown restaurant with various signs and lettering as well.
Working Class Creative's ghost sign featured in the main photo for Cull & Pistol's review on Zagat.com
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.
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.
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.
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.