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Portfolio Galleries

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Vinyl & Digital Output
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Motion Picture Clients
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Banners Awnings
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Cast Plaques
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Directories & Sign Systems
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Gold Leaf & Hand Lettering
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Illuminated & Electric Signs
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Interior & Exterior Signs
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Vintage Neon & Plaques
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Photo Etching & Engraving
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Sand Blasted Signs
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Specialty Construction
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St. Joseph’s University
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Vehicle Lettering

Some of our Favorite Signs

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Rouge
The rouge sign on Rittenhouse Square has become our "most famous" sign. It has been photographed for many tourist publications and painted by artists. Gilded with 23 karat gold leaf, and using the old world material of "smalt", this sign truly highlights our craftsmanship.
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1700 Monument
To design and fabricate a sign for a major office building in Center City Philadelphia was a project we have always wanted. This monument sign is powerful in black and white, and the internal lighting makes it beautiful in the evening.
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Travel Now
Designed by co-owner Robert Barrish, the 3 dimensional, art deco airplane and 4" depth letters is a wonderful example of design power. Co-owner, Nacine Supinsky gilded the airplane in 12 karat aluminum leaf and it glistens in the sun like solid metal.
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Gennaro's
Period pieces are a specialty! We brought the 1950's to life with design and materials from the era to give this restaurant it's "look". Owned by the same family as Lombardi's, the client comes to Baker year after year for all of their signage projects.
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Vetri
Working with one of our favorite clients all started with this sign. Marc Vetri roller bladed into our shop and this started a long standing friendship and collaboration between chef and artist. We are proud to work for him and proud of his accomplishments.
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Saint Joseph's University
This plaque for the hawk of St. Joe's is one of hundreds of signs we design and fabricate for the university.
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Animal Care Sanctuary Van
Baker the Sign Man always strives to "give back" to causes, charities and non profit organizations. Our ACS friends knew they could count on us for great design and a 100% donation. Pay it forward.

Modern ~ Vintage
&

Every Style Imaginable

About Us

At Baker, you'll find artists, artisans and craft-persons who still paint by hand as well as hand cut precision letters of wood and metal. You'll find the attention to personal service and work ethics from a bygone era. We pride ourselves on blending the modern technology of today’s sign industry with the hand crafted artistry started by the founders of our company in the nineteenth century. This combination of craft and technology enables us to provide any signage that one can imagine.

In short, you'll find everything you need for the highest quality signage, whatever your communication purpose, aesthetic taste, or cost consideration.
We speak fluent "sign language"

Today's sign industry is saturated with overnight "quickie Rama" companies, staffed by inexperienced employees. But at Baker The Sign Man, you'll find only highly skilled people with extensive backgrounds in graphic design, sign construction, and installation. Our versatility, inspired flexibility and competitive pricing enable us to consistently deliver effective, well constructed signs and outstanding value.
When you love what you do, it is reflected in your work.
Baker The Sign Man has passion for the craft and true concern for it's clients.
When we leave your company, the sign on your wall will confirm this.
Our unequaled design and fabrication capabilities or a unique combination of the "lost art" techniques of old world craftsmanship and the "state of the art" techniques of today's most sophisticated technology. From custom, one-of-a-kind hand lettering, exquisite gold leaf, cast bronze plaques and elegant engraving... to the latest in computer-generated vinyl and Digital graphics and high impact electrical signs, we offer the best of the old and the new.
‘Baker the Sign Man’ has been creating distinctive interior and exterior signage for diverse businesses and private enterprises for nearly 150 years. Throughout this long history, complete client satisfaction has remained our foremost goal. We are proud of our exceptional ability to meet every design, scheduling, delivery and budget challenge we encounter.

Experience & History

Gold Leafing Specialists

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1890

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1950

1930 2015
1930 2015
Our Shop - Then & Now
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Any Size Installation

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Where Artistry

Meets Technology

Dear Nacine, Thanks you for teaching me how to gild. I shall remember this experience for the rest of my life as I put into practice this ancient art form. I shall remember this for the rest of my life as I put into practice this ancient art form which you have introduced me.
- Craig Foster
Thanks Just for being such genuine people. Nowadays, that is very rare to find. Thanks for all the support.
Marc
Dear Nacine, I appreciate the opportunity to get to know you a little when we spoke. Your attitude about the importance of relationships is so true.
warmest Regards, Dan Covenrty Corporate Center
Nacine,Frank and I wanted to express our great pleasure with the artistry of your work, and your generosity in presenting it to us. We have been in business for 28 years and have seldom met someone as remarkable as you. The compliments on the signs continues and is only enhanced by the bonus of meeting you in the process.
John, Panache

Clients

INTECH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
CLEMENS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
HUNTER ROBERTS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
TOLL BROTHERS
THE UNION LEAGUE
PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE
COMCAST
LOCKHEED MARTIN
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
PA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA
OPERA COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
PA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
CHANTICLEER
THE JAMES A. MICHENER ART MUSEUM
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
DREXEL UNIVERSITY
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
HAVERFORD COLLEGE
ST. JOSEPH’S UNIVERSITY
LASALLE COLLEGE
THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
VETRI FAMILY OF RESTAURANTS
THE GARCES GROUP
THE STARR GROUP
VERNICK
ROUGE
THE PALM
THE READING TERMINAL MARKET
FORK
SMITH AND WOLLENSKY
MARATHON GRILL
SBRAGA
CAMPUS APARTMENTS
PMC PROPERTY GROUP
SSH MANAGEMENT
CBRE
REIT MANAGEMENT
KORMAN COMMUNITIES
BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST
THE RITZ CARLTON
 KLEHR HARRISON LAW FIRM
MONTGOMERY MCCRACKEN LAW FIRM
LUNDY LAW
MY PHILLY LAWYER
COZEN O’CONNOR
DELOITTE
DRINKER BIDDLE AND REATH
BOOTH, BARTOLOZZI AND BALDERSTON
THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
WILLS EYE HOSPITAL
THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE

I appreciate the time Nacine took to sit at the computer with me and create the final product.
Thanks again, Gina
Dear Nacine and Rob, I just wanted to thank you for making such beatiful signs for us. Youre generosity and kindness is very unique.
Love, David
Dear Nacine, As usual, it was great speaking with you yesterday. I wish I had a thousand signs needed and I could give them all to you. Oh well! Thanks for your help and let’s stay in touch.
warmly, Eliot Stone President-CEO Sorbee Iternational Limited

Notes from Our Clients

These are some of the thank you notes we recieved over the years. Click on a card or letter to read it.

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Gold Leaf and

Hand Lettering

Specialists

Baker In The News - in Print

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Baker In The News - OnLine

Here’s an article by the nice folks at HiddenCityPhila.org.

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Contact Us

Phone

215.563.1320

Email

bakersign.co@verizon.net

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Baker the Sign Man
1125 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Across the street from the PA Convention Center

1125 Race Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Shop Hours

Tuesday - Friday

8 am - 4:30 pm