1. Hand-lettering and painting - signs, boats, pictures
Trained in hand-lettering by 84-year-old Mario Carmosino in the Sign Division of Butera School of Art, Charlie learned the tradition of clarity.
Free-hand execution of 62 characters and numerals in three major styles at any size establishes a pragmatic basis for visual communication.
Having viewed the 186 basic characters in all sizes and at all distances, indoors and out, Charlie can discern the effectiveness of a graphic for a given setting.
Direct layout around fittings and rigging on boats allows fine precision and a natural appearance in the finished result. Note how the graphics are arranged near seams, but not over them.
Eventually Charlie designed fonts to simulate his hand-lettering in vinyl. Available only through him, these hand-crafted fonts facilitate photographic mock-ups for approval by email.
Charlie's precise sign craftsmanship typically has accuracy to 1/16 or 1/32 of an inch.