Welcome to Newport Signs,

a full-service commercial sign shop providing creative design and quality custom signs to promote your business. 


At Newport Signs, we’re all about tackling those pesky details that make your sign really shine!

With 30 years of experience, owner Ken Spencer makes your company’s image his top priority, blending traditional techniques with modern technology to create signs that work for you.


We’re proud of our reputation for quality custom signs and we’ll create an image for your company that will last for years to come. Newport Signs provides excellence in both design & fabrication, and we are happy to offer our sign services at competitive prices.


Thanks for visiting Newport Signs’ website, we look forward to creating signs to make your business a success!

Documentary about skilled sign painters looks fantastic

Article by Mark Fauenfelder of Boing Boing

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.

In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.

Reproduced with permission