In 2012 tattoo artist Josh Hall commissioned Starr for branding, sign painting and gilded glass for J. Hall & Co. Gentleman Tattooers located on South Lamar in Dallas. The project has evolved over the years with new artwork being added each year to the exterior and interior. Photos by Daniel Driensky and Sarah Reyes for the Dallas Observer.
This is just a small sampling of the work we have been producing since 2005. We have been producing hand painted signs for over 30 years and our studio was featured in the documentary film "Sign Painters" released in 2013. We use the same traditional materials and techniques that have been around for centuries. Starr Studios provides original design and illustration for brands of all sizes as well as hand painted elements for restaurant and retail interiors and storefronts. The studio also works closely with architects and interior designers on gilded glass (verre eglomise) features for home owners and private collectors. The studio provides: Illustration & Design, Interior Sign Painting & Interior Murals, Gold Leafing, Gilded Glass (Verre Eglomise) and Auto/Moto Heritage Lettering
In 2017 Starr was commissioned to create classic styled 23k gilded glass throughout the Gordy & Sons Outfitters showroom in Houston, Texas. The project included hand drawn acanthus leaf border details, custom designed monograms and a large scale, genuine silver leaf and 23k antiqued verre eglomise mirror installed in the showroom elevator.
n 2011 Starr was commissioned by GAP Jeans to hand paint 3 taco trucks that were launched in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. The trucks were teamed with celebrity chefs to celebrate the 1969 collection. In addition, Starr was commissioned to execute multiple in store graphics at several Gap store locations in the Los Angeles area.
Starr's work graces the cover of the band The Toadies album Heretics which was released on September 18, 2015. The design was also incorporated into several pieces of apparel including t-shirts and belt buckles. The piece was commissioned by the band for the front cover art and executed on glass and features verre eglomise reverse glass gilding.
In July of 2015 Starr was commissioned by Indian Motorcycles to design and execute the paintwork on a 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle to pay tribute to Indian's history in hillclimb motorcycle racing. The bike was built by Indianmotorcycles.net and made its debut at the 75th Anniversary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota on August 3, 2015 with an attendance that exceeded 1,000,000.