Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Teaching, Wall work, Sign Writing
Sign writer and graphic designer, Bohie Palecek has an impressive portfolio. Her hand painted signage can be found on windows, doors, chalkboards and food trucks across Adelaide and up and down the east coast. She has an extensive list of local, national and international clients for which she has created brand identities, custom lettering, large-scale murals, original illustrations, packaging and t-shirt graphics, and her work has been exhibited and published in Australia, Canada, America and the UK.
With a strong appreciation for the handmade, Palecek felt the need to step away from computers after studying graphic design and spent time learning the art of signwriting. Today she prefers employing traditional methods and describes her practice as ‘a harmonious balance between work and play’. Enjoying the process of collaborating with her clients, Palecek produces unique, finely crafted work with a quality and authenticity that reflects her passion for her trade.
2015, Broken Spells of Golden Vision, AntiSocial Skateboarding Shop, Vancouver, Canada
2013, Wild Souls Radiate the Gold, The Annex, South Australia
2015, Doin' Drawings, Scumfighter Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania
2014, Don't Let The Idea Die, Curator and contributor, The Producers Bar, South Australia
2014, Lowered Brows, Light Square Gallery, South Australia
2014, Postered, Tooth and Nail Art Collective, South Australia
2014, Double Entendre, Curator and contributor, Tooth and Nail Art Collective, South Australia
2014, Asterism, Four Doors plus One, South Australia
2013, Theres Are Our Golden Years, Lonsdale St Roasters, ACT
2013, The Two Fires Festival of Arts and Activism, Braidwood Community Hall, NSW
2012, 5 x 5, Curator and contributor, The Shed Gallery, NSW
2009 - 2010, Diploma of Digital Media at TAFE, ACT
2011, Private Mentorship (Sign Painting) with Joe Swec, USA
2011 - 2016, Private Mentorship (Sign Painting) with Fran Ifould, AUS
2012, Gold Leaf Gilding Workshop with Paul Jordan, AUS
2014, Hand Lettering Workshop with Mike Meyers, USA
2015, Private Mentorship (Sign Building) with Seen Signs, CAN
2015, Letterhead Award (Sign Painting), NZ
2013, Letterhead Award for Showing the Most Initiative (Sign Painting), NSW
2010, Award for Excellence (Diploma of Digital Media, TAFE)
Boys Club Barber Shop, Article, Online editorial, Australia
Enjoy the Ride, Pull out poster, Enjoy the Ride issue, UK
Stay Wild Magazine, Back cover illustration and center fold feature, Winter 2015, USA
Stay Wild Magazine, Online Feature, Read 2014, UK
Us Folk Magazine, Series of artwork featured, feature article + film photographs and freelance illustration, Issues 2 and 3, 2012 - 2013
Raw Paw Magazine, Illustration, USA, 2013
Nothings Wrong Magazine, Illustration, Issue 3, 2013, AUS
Yeahzine! All Girls BMX Zine, Cover design, illustration feature, featured road trip article
Cooler Magazine Lifestyle, Online Feature
The Canberra Times "Signs of a Craft Revival in Canberra", AUS
Sydney Morning Herald "Signs of a Craft Revival in Canberra", AUS
Electric California, USA
Wine Australia, AUS
Latitude Trampoline Center, AUS and CHINA
2013 - 2014, Tooth and Nail Residency, Tooth and Nail Screen Printing Collective, Adelaide, South Australia
2015, Electric California, Electric California, USA
Bohie | Uber Mural
08 Mar 2018
Bohie Palecek was commissioned by Uber Australia to hand paint a pop up mural for the Adelaide Fringe. The mural ties into their #UberFringe campaign, where they asked their customers ‘What is the answer to world peace?’ The mural can be found in front of Gluttony near the box office.
Uber Australia commissioned Bohie through Well Made.
Bohie Palecek In The Messenger
12 Jul 2017
Bohie Palecek's mural commissioned from Henley & Grange Community Centre features as the cover story on the 12th July edition of The Messenger (Westside Weekly).
Bohie Palecek | Henley & Grange Community Centre Commission
05 Jul 2017
Well Made was thrilled to be contacted by Henley & Grange Community Centre Commission about commissioning Bohie Palecek to create a new mural in the cafe area of the Centre. Bohie completed the commission in late June 2017, transforming a grey wall into a colourful artwork in her signature style.
Bohie Palecek | Makers Who Inspire
05 Jul 2017
Well Made creative Bohie Palecek recently featured in Season 2 of filmmaker Henry Thong’s Makers Who Inspire. Bohie is a sign writer and graphic designer with an impressive portfolio. She prefers employing traditional methods and describes her practice as ‘a harmonious balance between work and play’.
The Adelaide Review
13 Oct 2016
Featured in the September edition of The Adelaide Review. Read the full article on the link below.
Bohie Palecek in Broadsheet
28 Sep 2016
Bohie Palecek is featured in the latest issue of Broadsheet Adelaide talking about her work and an upcoming group exhibition 'Of Land and Sea', opening at Peanut Gallery on Friday, September 30 at 6pm.
Hand Painted Yamaha Virago
09 Sep 2016
Private painting commission on this Yamaha 250 Virago saw Bohie kick start September with a badass little bang!
We Do Nothing Collective | New Season Graphics
12 Aug 2016
Full rebrand and apparel design for UK based We Do Nothing Collective to rebrand their old business name into the new look "We Do Nothing Collective".
Love GOODTYPE | Feature Article
12 Aug 2016
Feature interview about background, the process and collaboration on Love GOODTYPE.
Enjoy The Ride | Feature Article
12 Aug 2016
A recent feature in UK based 'Enjoy The Ride' magazine.
"Celebrating some of the most exciting artists working and making in the current motorcycle scene. The world of wheels has a long history of attracting creatives, photographers and artists, a number of whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. The idea behind the issue was to offer you the work of these creatives, inspired by the theme ‘On The Road’. Each artist, Bohie Palecek, David Marvier, Lorenzo and Ornamental Conifer kindly produced a poster that could be pulled out and pinned up, framed or blue tacked to the wall in your
Stay Wild Magazine (USA) | Feature Article
12 Aug 2016
Features a full page illustration contribution on the back cover, and a write up about my traditional sign writing inside.
Westfield Marion's New Food Mall
01 Aug 2016
For the love of food, let’s all head down and stock up at the recently launched Westfield Marion food precinct. Mural art by Bohie Palecek.