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Julian Clavijo is a nationally and internationally renowned Award Winning Artist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2008, he graduated with a Bachelor of Advertising from the Universidad International de las Americas in Costa Rica. In 2011, he completed a Masters of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University in Melbourne. 
Creating beautiful signs that capture your audience's attention requires precision, skill and the right tools. Whether you're a professional signwriter or just starting, having the best tools for sign writing can make a significant difference in the quality of your work. In this article, you'll discover some essential tools that every signwriter should have in their toolkit.
A gorgeous pathway mural recently emerged in Altona Community Gardens recently! Two coats of Viponds Ecopave on top of a base of Viponds Concrete Prep. The mural both is both hardy and vibrant.

Signwriting is a highly specialised art form used to advertise products or services, create directional signage and produce custom artwork. Selecting the appropriate signwriting paint is crucial since it must be durable, weather-resistant and have good adhesion properties. 

Although the best paint for signwriting will ultimately depend on the specific project, some paints have gained a reputation for delivering top-notch results. In this article, we provide handy tips for surface preparation and explore the best paints for signwriting.

Here at Viponds, we are proud to be an Australian-made and owned company with over 65 years of experience in artistic endeavours — supplying only the highest-quality, niche paint supplies since 1954. Those supplies include the best quality tools, materials and paints for projects, including signwriting.

In this blog, we will discuss how to write a sign and dispel some of the myths. It is one of the more daunting challenges a beginner can undertake, so we put our heads together and came up with tips and advice to help reduce anxiety and raise your chances of success. 

“Thread of history” is a large-scale mural painted in Greensborough in late 2022.
This work is an exciting departure in style and technique for me as it was painted entirely with Viponds Acrylic (Artist’s range as well as the regular Low Sheen Exterior Acrylic Range), a lot of roller pole techniques and a bold outline. I leant a lot heavier into a new style of painting with this work and also drew on my inner kid’s comic book influences.

These giant animal light installations were designed and built by A Blanck Canvas, that premiered at South Australia Zoo, ‘Light Creatures’ activation for Illuminate Festival. Painted with Viponds Tautflex Paint.
UNDER THE BRIDGE is a public art project to celebrate Moonee Ponds Creek and the local community. This project is a pilot project for Waterways Public Art Projects which I have founded as well as a City of Moonee Valley Arts Recovery initiative. Murals have been painted on four pillars beneath the Tullamarine Freeway which celebrates the environmental and cultural benefits of healthy waterways to all who live locally or travel through the area on train, bike, car or by foot.