Karl Eric Leitzel Studio - Custom Signs

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I've been a professional sign painter and graphic artist in the Penns Valley and State College area (and occasionally farther away) for over thirty years, and this is still an important part of my work, along with fine art and graphics/website design. The signs I create can be relatively simple and inexpensive or elegant and sophisticated, depending on the client's needs. The examples below are just a few of the more recent projects I've done, showing some of the types of signage I specialize in. I build, finish, and install hand painted, carved, and gold leaf signs. I don't do neon, internally lit, or cut vinyl signage. I also letter trucks and vans and do window lettering in either hand painted enamels or 23K gold leaf.

Because I am also a professional fine artist, custom images or lettering styles are never a problem, and unless the client already has a finished design, helping to create an effective sign design is commonly a part of the process. I generally do a mockup on the computer that I can then print out or email to the client for approval or further modifications. I always give a firm price quote before starting a job. The graphics I create in designing a new sign can also often be modified for use on letterheads or advertising materials, or vice versa.

For further information or to discuss a possible project, email me at karl@keleitzel.com or karlericleitzel@gmail.com
or call at 814-422-8461.

Sign by Karl Eric Leitzel

The Gallery of American Craft in downtown Gettysburg, PA.
This sign has carved in letters and custom cutouts on 2 inch
thick material. Installation with a twist steel bracket.


Signs by Karl Eric Leitzel

Another view of the Gallery of American Craft, showing the
window lettering included in the project, for good visibility
form both the sidewalk and the street.

Sign by Karl Eric Leitzel

Artworks, In Gettysburg, PA. This carved sign also featured
raised relief sculpting to build up the upper parts of the quilt
beyond the 2 inch thickness of the main sign. Installed using
a traditional 2 ich round iron pipe and support chains.

The Art Alliance, in Lemont, Pennsylvania. Enamels on 3/4"
MDO board, installed on an existing support structure.

Elk Creek Cafe sign by LKarl Eric Leitzel

Hand routed and carved sign on 2" HDU material for the
Elk Creek Cafe in Millheim, PA. Custom wrought iron
mount by Josh Cunningham.

Sign by Karl Eric Leitzel

The Wine Shop at Millheim. 2" HDU board with additional
raised overlays. Hand routed and carved. Installation
with a twist steel bracket.

Sign by Karl Eric Leitzel

SOZO Institute of the Arts, on Beaver Avenue in State College,
PA. Mounted directly to the side of the building, with support
chains for wind resistance. Hand painted without carving.


Sign by Karl Eric Leitzel

Elk Creek Honey, in Coburn, PA. A small hand painted sign
without carving, installed with a pressure treated post and
crosspiece, and concrete to resist shifting or tilting.

Sign by Karl Eric Leitzel

A hand painted 4x6 ft. sign for the Millheim water treatment plant, before installation. A basic hand painted sign on 3/4" MDO board.