Glass Gilding

David A Smith – The Making of Ludlow & Blunt

The behind the scenes film featuring British designer, sign artist and glass gilder David A. Smith MBE, creating an ornamental, handcrafted advertising glass sign for the world famous vintage barbershop Ludlow & Blunt based in Brooklyn, New York has finally been released and you can watch it below! This piece of art was designed and […]

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The Sign Painters Academy

The Sign Painters Academy is an all-encompassing online sign painting course launched by Paul Myerscough of Bespoke Signs. It offers a thorough insight into the techniques and skills needed for a career in sign painting. Primarily video-based, you are able to see first hand and up close the details of painting letters. It is instantly

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Mother of Pearl & Abalone Shell on Glass

This is the first in an exciting series of tutorials and tips led by our customers. The following tutorial was created by The Unlikely Painter, a Glasgow based sign painter and artist who is sharing his method of using mother of pearl and abalone shell on glass. Tools and Materials Required 1 x Scalpel 1

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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 that it responds to the writer’s touch. It is also important that the hair is

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