Meet the Artist – King B Signs & Wonders

August 9th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Recent News | 3 Comments »

The International Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum is pleased to introduce you to King B Signs & Wonders – a wonderful company offering very unique hand painted signs available for purchase!

King B Signs & Wonders is located in New Lenox, IL.  They specialize in hand painted/hand lettered vintage style wood signs using time honored techniques.  Most of their signs are expertly distressed to create the impression of an actual antique sign.  A large percentage of their signs are constructed with recycled, weathered wood.

Originally, their vast array of styles reflected the art of American signs from 1869-1969.  Recently, they had a customer request that they design and hand paint a sign that appeared to be “new” for the period correct time frame of 1846 as he does living history reenactments for that century and decade.  He was quite happy and very satisfied with his period correct double sided sign for his 1846 “Contract Undertakers” business.  They enjoy the creative challenges of designing a one of kind sign for their customers, whether it is an accurate hand painted image from a old photograph or providing a period correct design to suit a customer’s passion.  They have also had numerous custom order requests for hand painted signs depicting more modern topics.  King B Signs & Wonders is also a great source for restaurant interior designers in need of retro themed decorative signs.

King B Signs was established 1981.  Sign designing, hand lettering and painted illustrations are their passion.  They enjoy the design process and creating something that produces a joyful response when seen by the customer and/or the gift recipient, (please visit the “testimonial” page on their website –  Many of their signs become treasured heirlooms that will be passed down to the next generation.

King B Signs designs and hand paints what you are passionate about.  King B Signs makes unique, unexpected, heartfelt gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, garage or business dedications, group gifts, Christmas, or any occasion where you would like to give a special, one of a kind gift.  Check out their website to view their eclectic portfolio of vintage, retro and antique style wood signs they offer for sale or call (815) 263-1546 for more information.

“We are very thankful for our customers, our God given talents, the International Walldog Mural & Sign Art Museum, and the kind townsfolk of Pontiac, IL for their enthusiasm and continuing support” says King B Signs.

  • King Signs was founded in 1968, by Bill King, Sr. The business is now owned and operated by Bill King Jr. who began working as an apprentice in 1984. Sign making techniques have changed over the years, but one thing remains constant… the commitment to creative, personalized & professional service. From Traditional Hand Lettering to the latest sign making technologies… King Signs is ready to help you with your next project.

  • King B Signs & Wonders has moved our studio to Columbus, Mississippi. Our new telephone number is (662) 386-7446.

    Please update the information in our “Meet the Artist” article and post the above comment “King B Signs…with our new contact information.

    Our best wishes to the Diaz family and the kind folks of Pontiac. Mike and Shirlee

    • John says:

      Hi there, just a quick note to say I met Bob Waldmire in 2003 while travelling Route 66 on my way to the Harley 100th anervnisary. I bumped into him outside the Rt 66 museum in Clinton and we talked for ages. He seemed very interested that a group of us had shipped our harleys from New Zealand to ride 66. He duly autographed a couple of drawings for me and I still have them framed beside a photo I took of him beside his faithful old van. He was passionate about the mother road and a real gentleman full of tips for traveliing the road .

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