Letterheads 2018: London Calling

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

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Gallery : Historical Printing Plates

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…

London Letterheads 2018

London Letterheads 2018

Sign Update Magazine Feature - Brushmaking

Sign Update Magazine Feature – Brushmaking

Charlotte Wormley-Healing, Manager of A. S. Handover, talks to Sign Update Magazine… What hair is used in signwriting brushes? The ideal fill for a signwriting brush would be a fine hair with a sharp point and plenty of spring so…

20th & 21st January - Pictorial Workshop with Amsterdam Signpainter Jasper Andries

20th & 21st January – Pictorial Workshop with Amsterdam Signpainter Jasper Andries

One day pinstriping course with Tino Blasco on the 29th April.

One day pinstriping course with Tino Blasco on the 29th April.

Learn to Pinstripe with master pinstriper Tino Blasco and Mr. Brush Urethane Pinstriping Paints (available to buy here). This is a one day course where you can learn all you might need you need to know about pinstriping if you’re a…

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Thorn Tip Instructions

The newest innovation that is a must-have for gilders that gild on flat surfaces, glass, or rounded surfaces. In July 2013, professional gilder Nancy Thorn, along with nine other gilders, was contracted to restore the Legion of Honor’s 18th-century French…

Arundel Eccentrics at Liberty, London

Arundel Eccentrics at Liberty, London

Last year Arundel Eccentrics  used Handover brushes, gilt creams and our Applicraft Cracquelure glazes to create these beautiful chests and tables for Liberty, London. Craquelure is the fine pattern of dense “cracking” formed on the surface of materials, either as part of the process…

Signpainter and graphic designer Shon Price paints for The Rolling Stones / Hilfiger Denim

Signpainter and graphic designer Shon Price paints for The Rolling Stones / Hilfiger Denim

Recently, signwriter and graphic designer Shon Price – along with a group of other signwriters, some from Amsterdam, others from all around the world – painted three Rolling Stones logos on to 300 Tommy Hilfiger leather Jackets, using 1 Shot…