Signwriter, Industria to Suburbia
Tony Mead is a traditionally-trained signwriter who has worked in the industry for 38 years. He started his own company, Industrial Art Sign Co, in 1996. His appreciation for the architecture and the pervasiveness of repurposed industrial equipment in the inner-west was the main reason he decided to set up shop in Spotswood. Tony draws on a range of styles such as Trompe L’oeil murals, decorative painting, sculpture, display building and lately, LED signage. With his roots firmly established in hand-painted signs, Tony is consciously working to keep the craft of signwriting relevant in this modern digital era. Tony’s skills can be seen in The Outside Gallery and Industria to Suburbia.