ARTIST FEATURE - UMBERTO SIGNS

ARTIST FEATURE – UMBERTO SIGNS

Robert Walker specialises in traditional signwriting and reverse glass signs under the name Signs by Umberto. We had a chat about his recent mural and his QEST Scholarship to train with David A Smith MBE but first, for those unfamiliar…

Artist Feature - Archie Proudfoot

Artist Feature – Archie Proudfoot

I had been meaning to catch up with Archie for a little while now, his work combines immense technical ability with an eloquent understanding of design, the results are a stylised asththeic, rooted in tradition and craftmanship – and it…

The Sign Painters Academy

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…

Reverse Glass Gilding

Reverse Glass Gilding

I’m so excited to finally have a reverse glass gilding tutorial! Here at Handover, we get asked a lot about the process of reverse glass gilding, Jay Holland, more often known as Greater Opacity, has created this tutorial to de-mystify…

Surface Gilding and Directional Burnishing

Surface Gilding and Directional Burnishing

Newcastle based Alex Richardson of Mango Signs has put together this brilliant tutorial on surface gilding and the wizardry of directional burnishing! Check out his video and instructions below, and to see more of Alex’s work, visit his Instagram here!…

Pounce patterns

Pounce patterns

There are a number of ways to transfer a design, the traditional way is with a pouce pattern. This method requires the design be drawn to scale and then the lines are perferated by small dots using a pouce wheel….

Galphabetics

Galphabetics

Back in October, alongside filling the UK with handpainted signs, the gal members of Alphabetics Anonymous, Hana Sunny Whaler and Mia Warner, found time to host an all-women sign painting event at Blue Shop cottage. I (Rachel from Handover HQ)…

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…

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…