Press Event and Invitation-Only Demonstration Workshop, March 1, 2014

Press Event and Invitation-Only Demonstration Workshop, March 1, 2014

“Wall Dogs, Letter Heads & Bill Posters: A Living History Demonstration of the Golden Age of Billboard Making”

The Billboard Museum Association held a press event just before the start of the workshop. We revealed our logo, announced our 501c3 status, kicked off  our membership drive, and appealed for donations of materials.

 

Museum logo unveiled
Museum logo unveiled

Workshop

Three presenters demonstrated skills utilizing several of the old-time techniques.

Bill Ferquaine, owner of A to Z Signs and former billboard painter, showed the step by step process used to transfer art to a billboard surface, and various painting techniques. 

Bill Ferquaine
Bill Ferquaine

Dr. Robert Palmer, muralist and professor, Bethany, OK, created a mural showing an old-time wall dog plying his craft, explaining mural painting techniques. 

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Dr. Robert Palmer

Daniel “Boone” Fuller, third-generation bill poster and owner of Fuller Outdoor Advertising, St. Louis, MO, gave a demonstration of how the multiple sheets that often make up billboards of the past were pasted up by using the technique of long-handle bill posting.  

Daniel "Boone" Fuller
Daniel “Boone” Fuller

 

Many thanks to our Corporate Sponsors who helped make this event a reality:

  • Graphic Solutions Group, Oklahoma City
  • Superior Neon, Oklahoma City
  • Lamar Advertising, Oklahoma City
  • Tyler Outdoor, Oklahoma City

Also, a huge thanks to Tactical Magic and Trace Hallowell for the design of our logo!!!!