History

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 both King George and Queen Victoria’s corronations. These are the original blocks used for making

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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 Art. It provides these opportunities with a wide range of courses that are tailored to

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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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British Letterheads feature in Sign Business Magazine, March 1995

We recently came across this article in a 1995 issue of Sign Business Magazine; the article details an early British Letterheads meet in Torquay, South Devon – spot the familiar faces! ‘Still in it’s infancy, the British Letterhead movement has yet to experience the exponential growth witnessed in America, but the enthusiasm for the art

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