Recent boat lettering at bottom of page.

Oneiro - Boston, Ma

posted Mar 23, 2018, 3:32 PM by Charles Duane   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 3:33 PM ]

Enchanté - Duxbury MA

posted Mar 12, 2018, 2:22 PM by Charles Duane   [ updated Mar 14, 2018, 12:09 PM ]


posted Dec 2, 2017, 10:32 AM by Charles Duane   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 10:33 AM ]

Original lettering was peeling and red was faded.

Large engine-turn 22k gold vinyl with red outline, red hailport.

Assignment was to match original job.  The "L" is 21 inches high.

Due to the bright lighting of the spray room, the 22k gold picked up a brightness that shows a high glow in these photos.  This view from an angle reveals the engine-turn effect on the "m" and "e."


posted Dec 2, 2017, 10:20 AM by Charles Duane   [ updated Dec 2, 2017, 10:20 AM ]

job was to recreate old lettering

Burr Bros. Boats barge

posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:13 AM by Charles Duane

Resolute horseshoes

posted Sep 30, 2017, 10:27 AM by Charles Duane   [ updated Sep 30, 2017, 10:28 AM ]

painted freehand

Artemis and Content - Brown University

posted Sep 6, 2017, 5:58 AM by Charles Duane   [ updated Sep 6, 2017, 6:29 AM ]

Two "four" racing shells originally painted in 2002, refreshed 9.5.2017

both names hand-painted, both sides


After 15 years, both carbon-fiber boats have taken some hits at the leading edge of the bow but have proven to be well-built and durable - they are "keepers".

Full view of main boathouse room, including other "shark bears".  One of the two singles hanging from the ceiling was exhibited at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.


posted Sep 2, 2017, 10:46 AM by Charles Duane   [ updated Sep 2, 2017, 10:55 AM ]

Proposal - blue embossed letters with gold-color outline and grey shade.:

Completed lettering (in shade):

The vinyl is printed with outdoor color, covered with a UV laminate, and then contour-cut.  Then the lettering is prepared in shop to apply on site - in this case on the water.


posted Aug 26, 2017, 12:50 PM by Charles Duane   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 12:51 PM ]

The Gunsight graphic contains the photograph of a mountain associated with that title.

The name went on both sides of the main hull of the trimaran.  The owner and I agreed that the graphic would be best protected from any kind of damage in this location near the stern.

Working from a rubber boat, I installed the lettering on site.  The changing curvature and angle of the surface affect the perception of graphic from various points of view.  For example, the "T" at the far right is closer to the rail than the "G" at the beginning - even so, the graphic appears to rise toward the bow.  The owner approved this location after viewing several possible placements of the graphic (and holding the rubber boat in place as I worked...).


posted Aug 11, 2017, 7:29 AM by Charles Duane

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