The Walldogs

The Walldogs

Past Events

Frequently Asked Questions

Walldog Mascot




Past Event Hosts

Jay Allen portrait
  • Jay Allen
  • Based out of:  Machesney Park, IL
  • Sign Shop:  ShawCraft Sign Co.
  • Meet Hosted:  Walldog Rendezvous
Carole Bersin portrait
  • Carole Bersin
  • Based out of:  Minneapolis, Mn
  • Sign Shop:  Carole Bersin Painting
  • Meet Hosted:  Walldogs on Nicollet
Nancy Bennett portrait
  • Nancy Bennett
  • Based out of:  Centerville, IA
  • Sign Shop:  Dannco Graphics
  • Meet Hosted:  Walldog Daze, Walldog's in Vinton Iowa
Michael Clark portrait
  • Michael Clark
  • Based out of:  Aledo, IL
  • Sign Shop:  Clark Signs
  • Meet Hosted:  Western Illinois Wallbash
  • Cotnam/Beaudette
  • Based out of:  Cornwall, Ont. Canada
  • Meet Hosted:  Walldog Jam 2001
Bill Diaz portrait
  • Bill Diaz
  • Based out of:  Pontiac, IL
  • Sign Shop:  Diaz Sign Art
  • Meet Hosted:  Letter Rip on Rt. 66, Chief City Runs With the Dogs
Steve Estes portrait
  • Steve Estes
  • Based out of: Grand Rivers, KY
  • Sign Shop:  The Sign Studio
  • Meet Hosted:  Walldog DeZasZasVoo, Walldog's in Kenlake
Kurt Gaber portrait
  • Kurt Gaber
  • Based out of:  Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Sign Shop:  Gaber Signs
  • Meet Hosted:  Chippewa Brush Bash, Chippewa Brush Bash 2
Scott Lindley portrait
  • Scott Lindley
  • Based out of:  Mt Pulaski, IL
  • Sign Shop:  CSL Studios
  • Meet Hosted:  Danville Dog Gone Dandy, Arcola Pop the Top
Adam May portrait
  • Adam May
  • Based out of:  Lincoln, IL
  • Sign Shop:  Amp Studios
  • Meet Hosted:  Lincoln Walldogs, Jacksonville Walldog Extravaganza
Mike Meyer portrait
  • Mike Meyer
  • Based out of:  Mazzepa, MN
  • Sign Shop:  Mike Meyer Signs
  • Meet Hosted:  Lincoln Walldogs, Mazeppa Muster, Jacksonville Walldog Extravaganza
Dave Petri portrait
  • Dave Petri
  • Based out of:  Green Bay, WI
  • Meet Hosted:  Walldog Wave
Tony Segale portrait
  • Tony Segale
  • Based out of:  Lodi, CA
  • Meet Hosted:  Head West Walldogs
Jill Welsh portrait
  • Jill Welsh
  • Based out of:  Butler, PA
  • Sign Shop:  Jill's Custom Signs
  • Meet Hosted:  Jill's Krazy 8 Meet, Letterheads on Mars
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About the Dogs

Walldogs are a group of sign & mural artists from all over the globe. The tradition of painting wall advertisements date back long before today. Evidence of this can be seen as "Ghost Signs" throughout cities of all sizes. These mural painters of old were often called Walldogs. We adopted this nickname.

Along with the title of Walldog, today’s mural artists have also adopted many other traditions that show in their work, from the colors they use to the design styles they practice, these murals capture that sense of nostalgia and historic significance.

The Walldog movement began in Allerton, Iowa on the summer of 1993 hosted by Nancy Bennett. That meet was the first official Walldog meet. Dozens of sign artist or "Letterheads" arrived in Allerton to paint several large historic wall advertisements. Since then the Walldog Movement has continued to grow.

More Dogs

Gary Anderson, Brad Bandow, Cam Bortz, David Butler, Susie Butler, Jon Butterworth, Steve Connor, Dave Correll, Ben Diaz, Jane Diaz, Joe Diaz, Kathy Durham, Tom Durham, David Estes, Rob Estes, Mark Fair, Sonny Franks, Bernie Gietl, Andy Goretski, Judy Grossman, Ray Guzman, Doug Haffner, Jeff Harvey, Bill Hueg, Carol Kaufman, Dawn Lane, Steve Lane, Brent Logan, Bernie Lohmeyer, Chris Lovelady, Dale Manor, Anne McDonald, Stewart McLaren, Bob Parsons, Bernie Poff, Danielle Proctor, Dan Sawatzky, Chris Shuster, Tony Segale, Robin Seibert, Sarah Steed, Aaron Taylor, Dave Utter, FranCisco Vargas, Elaine Wallis, Duncan Wilkie