El Oso Negro is a sign studio run by Bodie Jarman, a Sign Painter + Designer based in Wollongong / Sydney, Australia.
Specialising in traditional hand painted signs + mid-century inspired typography, influenced by Art Deco Architecture, Americana and 1960's Psychedelia. Our visual aesthetic harks back to a time when design was bold, esoteric and tailored to the needs of each client.
Using traditional techniques we produce custom signs with classic layout + letter design. We can also recreate your existing designs and restore previously painted signage. Applicable on most pre-existing and new surfaces including: fascias, metal, glass, bricks, wood, walls, cars etc.
Nothing looks better than real gold! We offer both reverse glass gilding (brilliant mirror finish + matte finish) and surface gilding with gold leaf.
LETTERING + BRANDING
We specialise in creating mid-century and vintage inspired custom lettering, everything from brush scripts to gothic letterforms. We create completely from scratch, starting with pencil and paper developing through to full vectored designs. With over ten years experience in design, we can handle all aspects of branding + roll out.