Victory Signs & Design

Victory Signs

We create signs that express the soul of a business in the heart of a community.


An old style sign shoppe and Veterans training program focused on keeping a dying trade alive.   

Specializing in Hand Lettered Signs, Layout, Letter Form, Gold Gilding, Chipped & Etched Glass, as well as Sandblasted Wooden Signs, we work with Veterans, at risk youth and people with head injuries.

Created out of the Lincoln Hearse restorations in collaboration with Blue Ox Millworks in 2014, Victory Signs teaches the Old Craft Style of sign making, while employing modern technology to meet clients needs. From Victorian Restorations, to hand lettering Boats and Trucks, Victory Signs creates signage that expresses the soul of a business in the heart of its community.  Whether you’re a contractor working out of your truck, a business with an office downtown, or an artist/musician on the rise, we will help you get your name out into the world.  

Fifty percent of small business income comes from its signage.  Victory Signs has over 100 years of design experience to serve you. 

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire which of our services are right for you.




5075 Ericson Way
Arcata, Ca 95521

(707) 572-5705


Sign Styles

Hand painted signs

Trained by a third generation Chicago signpainter, our Master Trainer began apprenticing at 12 years old. Some sixty years later, we benefit from his dedication to the craft.

Vehicle Signage

Logging Trucks,Gas Trucks, Cement Trucks, Landscaping Trucks, Contractors.  Basically anyone with a vehicle that wants lettering, or a hand painted magnet for the side of their vehicle. Including airplanes.

Vinyl lettered signage

Sometimes a job calls for vinyl letters.  Our 24" vinyl plotter can cut any type of vinyl: from basic colors to metallics, and reflective scotch-light. Come check out our samples today. 


With the second largest bay in California as well as the 12 marinas and boat launches, Humboldt County has a large population of boat owners notorious for impeccable  maintenance of their vessels. Boat owners make sure the boat’s name and I.D. numbers are ship shape.


24K gold on boat. Hand layout.

Victorian restorations

Victory Signs creates signage, gilding and glass work for Victorian restoration. Most sign companies today offer only vinyl letters and electronic billboards, a far cry from hand painted windows that predominated buildings until the late 1970’s when vinyl lettering became common. Victory Signs is the only local business to provide chipped/etched glass, gilding, and hand lettering found in the Victorian Era.  An Old Style Signmaking Shop married with modern wisdom creating one of a kind originals that will stand the test of time.

Scenographic design

Victory Signs is also a Scenographic Design House creating the visual world for theatre, circus, opera, film, television, & your next event.

Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Props, Sound Design


Hand lettering ignites both sides of the brain which allows new pathways to be created.


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your signage needs.  You may also email or call us to make an appointment.


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