Tactile Collective

Founded in 2017, Tactile is a collaborative project between lettering pros and Alphabetics Anonymous members Jake Tyler & Hana Sunny Whaler. The annual event is entering its fourth year and is returning to its original concept of a social space…

NEW PRODUCT - Letterpress Prints

The history of Handover regularly brings up some beautiful objects, old labels, discontinued brushes, but nothing quite like these letterpress plates from the late 1940s. Found by our brushmaker carefully wrapped in paper – including some advertising window posters from…

Artist Feature - Adam Wilson

Back in spring 2020, Adam Wilson contacted us to see if we could offer some support with the cost of materials on his final BA project for the City and Guilds of London Art School. The project he set himself…

Handover Signwriting and Pinstriping Enamel

Launched in 2018, our oil-based enamel range has been designed for signwriting and pinstriping to provide vibrancy, flexibility, durability, and excellent coverage. The paint flows well, and it can also be thinned with white spirit if necessary. Touch dry in…

Ghost Signs -  A London Story

The Ghostsigns website has long been a place where Sam Roberts has been documenting, researching, and writing about the fading remains of hand-painted signs and advertising. Earlier this month he launched Ghost Signs – A London Story, a book showcasing…

Edward Mason LTD and the making of our 2112 Series brush

Earlier this week I visited the brushmakers to see just how Handover brushes are made, specifically the ever-popular 2112 series sable chisel signwriting brushes! The name on the door still reads ED W Mason LTD. Edward Mason Ltd. started at…

ARTIST FEATURE - UMBERTO SIGNS

Robert Walker specialises in traditional signwriting and reverse glass signs under the name Signs by Umberto. We had a chat about his recent mural and his QEST Scholarship to train with David A Smith MBE but first, for those unfamiliar…

Fleur Designers Paint - Verdigris

Fleur Designer’s Paint Verdigris is a four-part paint system consisting of a primer, copper paint, reagent, and clear finish, all items are available separately. The paint comes in two shades of copper and contains tiny copper particles that oxidise when…

Artist Feature - Archie Proudfoot

I had been meaning to catch up with Archie for a little while now, his work combines immense technical ability with an eloquent understanding of design, the results are a stylised asththeic, rooted in tradition and craftmanship – and it…

The Gilbert Legacy

Back in 2020, we were contacted by the volunteer-run community sign writing project, ‘The Gilbert Legacy’. The idea was they were going to run a number of sign painting classes in Morecambe, hosted in the Good Things Studio.Unfortunately, like everything…

Gold & Metal Leaf

There’s a lot to consider when buying gold leaf, genuine or imitation, loose of transfer, thickness, etc. I’m going to try and break it down and make it a little easier! SizeEach book of genuine gold leaf contains 25 leaves…

Reverse Glass Gilding

I’m so excited to finally have a reverse glass gilding tutorial! Here at Handover, we get asked a lot about the process of reverse glass gilding, Jay Holland, more often known as Greater Opacity, has created this tutorial to de-mystify…

Surface Gilding and Directional Burnishing

Newcastle based Alex Richardson of Mango Signs has put together this brilliant tutorial on surface gilding and the wizardry of directional burnishing! Check out his video and instructions below, and to see more of Alex’s work, visit his Instagram here!…