BLAG

BLAG

BLAG (Better Letters Magazine) is an online and brand new print publication about everything sign painting, featuring history, projects and most importantly the people involved with the craft. BLAG is the latest project by Sam Roberts, creator of Ghostsigns and…

NEW PRODUCT - Letterpress Prints

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…

A History of Handover

A History of Handover

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The School of Decorative Art - Manchester

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…

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…

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…

British Letterheads feature in Sign Business Magazine, March 1995

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…