Galphabetics

Back in October, alongside filling the UK with handpainted signs, the gal members of Alphabetics Anonymous, Hana Sunny Whaler and Mia Warner, found time to host an all-women sign painting event at Blue Shop cottage. I (Rachel from Handover HQ)…

Smith's Cream

1-Shot paints are well known and well loved but they also have a range of additives, one of which is Smith’s Cream. Smith’s Cream is a non-yellowing additive/glazing medium for enamel paint that improves brushability and has strong durability, making…

Alistair's search for the origin of the angled terminal

Today I received an email from Alistair Hall, who had noticed our metal lettering stencils have a very particular feature of an angle at the end of the letter. He has been trying to discover the origin of this distinct…

Letterheads 2018: London Calling

In planning since July 2017, Letterheads 2018: London Calling came and went far too quickly following the opening party on 15 August. Now that the dust has settled, the organising team present the following summary of what happened for all…

A History of Handover

A History of Handover – link >

Signwriters: Leeds Meet-Up

We love looking at the highlights from a sign writer’s meet-up that took place last month at Light Space, Leeds. It’s always a pleasure to sponsor sign writing events that are full of talent and fun! Hosted by Kieran and the…

Gallery : Historical Printing Plates

Having a clear out of our brushmaking warehouse recently, we came across these fantastic printing plates. The box they were in simply said “Printer’s bookplates” so we guess they were used for printing a catalogue – possibly litho printed, but…

The School of Decorative Art - Manchester

Steve Oxley’s School of Decorative Art is one of very few of its kind within the UK. The school, situated in Manchester, offers opportunities to learn and develop skills in Signwriting, Gilding, Woodgraining and Marbling, under the Bracket of Decorative…