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…

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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…

Interview: Signwriter and Glass Gilder Alex May Hughes

Interview: Signwriter and Glass Gilder Alex May Hughes

alexmayhughes.co.uk →   This week we spoke with signwriter, glass gilder and Simpson’s enthusiast, Alex May Hughes. Alex talks about future projects, how she makes time for her own work amongst paid work, and how being a signwriter means you…

Gilding Courses 4th and 18th June, at Hackney Pirates

Gilding Courses 4th and 18th June, at Hackney Pirates

Get Tickets → Introductory courses to oil and water gilding with master gilder Marisa Delpoio, including traditional oil based and water based techniques. Marisa has a history of a range of art education, but finally trained as a gilder, and…

Interview: Signwriter and Pinstriper Von Leadfoot

Interview: Signwriter and Pinstriper Von Leadfoot

vonleadfoot.com → This week we spoke to Von Leadfoot, and he imparts wisdom such as; ‘I think part of what we do as sign painters and designers is reference the past. “Those who don’t know history, are doomed to think…

Love Letters from Limerick

Love Letters from Limerick

Last Autumn the staff at Handover went to Limerick for a signwriting exhibition hosted by signpainter Tom Collins and Fab Lab Limerick. ‘Love Letters from Limerick is a series of events that celebrates the art of traditional hand lettering and…